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Tacoma makes curator’s cut in online photo gallery of 1970s pollution

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Nov. 29, 2011 at 11:16 am |
November 29, 2011 11:16 am

In the 1970s the Environmental Protection Agency lauched it’s own Farm Security Administration-like photo documentation of America, with an emphasis on environmental degradation.

Alan Taylor of The Atlantic Monthly recently spent some time combing through the Library of Congress’s collection of 15,000 photos to present 46 of them here in the project called DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s. And, yes, Tacoma and Seattle are in there.

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