Nov 26, 2011

The 1970s: A Look Back

By the time the 1970s rolled around, people began to notice what was happening to the environment, and the price the country was paying for it's prosperity and progress: pollution. Lots of it.

Thus the environmental movement was born.

Documerica has a fascinating gallery of photos that were taken in the early 1970s to document not just the environmental toll at the time, but also society as well. Above is a picture of mountains of damaged oil drums at an Exxon refinery in Louisiana in 1972.

The photographs have led to a lively discussion in the comments thread as well.

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