The Collective Picture

Vintage Photography Redefined

admin On April - 22 - 2009
Today is earth day, so in memory I shall pause from my usually photo collections and instead turn to look at environmentalism. I have found some photos, mostly from the 1970’s where this movement largely took root. Also you will find a photo from the Apollo mission and a picture of tree planting from 1939 just to mix things up a bit. There was some photos from green peace that I would have liked to include but there scary copyright infringement warning scared me off, but if you venture away from my website in search of more pictures head that way.

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Ca. 1934. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees clearing the land for soil conservation. The CCC was a public works program for unemployment men focused on natural resource conservation which ran from 1933-42 and was put into place under Franklin Roosevelt’s New deal. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY

Item from Collection FDR-PHOCO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, 1882 – 1962

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1936. CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) boys engaged in tree preservation work along the Sugar Loaf road.

Catalog Number: HPC-000977

National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection.

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1933. Yellowstone National Park. Moving pictures of algae. Professor Harvey of Univ. of Minnesota and Park Naturalist Frank Thore studying(Environmental Impacts) plant life of thermal waters at Mammoth Hot Springs. Photographed by Cribbs. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection.

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LAWN ON THE ROOF IS ONE OF SEVERAL UNUSUAL ASPECTS OF THIS EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE BUILT NEAR TAOS, NEW MEXICO, USING EMPTY STEEL BEER AND SOFT DRINK CANS, 06/1974. ARC Identifier 556625 / Local Identifier 412-DA-14173

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SMOKE FROM THE STACKS AT THE PHILLIPS POWER STATION OWNED BY THE DUQUESNE LIGHT COMPANY AND LOCATED ON THE OHIO RIVER NORTHWEST OF PITTSBURGH. THE COMPANY INSTALLED WET SCRUBBERS TO MINIMIZE EMISSIONS IN A $42 MILLION ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SOME CORROSION DIFFICULTIES WERE EXPERIENCED WITH THE SCRUBBERS DURING THE SHAKEDOWN PHASE, 01/1975

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CHEMICAL DYE IN UPPER NEW YORK BAY FROM A PLANT IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK. RIVERS IN THE REGION CARRY RAW AND PARTIALLY DIGESTED SEWAGE, AND CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES INTO THE WATERS OF THE BIGHT. THESE WASTES WHICH ACCUMULATE IN THE RIVERS AND BAYS BORDERING THE BIGHT PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL STRESSES TO ITS ENVIRONMENT, 06/1974

ARC Identifier 555789 / Local Identifier 412-DA-13337. Item from Record Group 412: Records of the Environmental Protection Agency,

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SMOG ON THE BIGHT OFF THE LONG ISLAND COAST. THE BIGHT INCLUDES 15,000 SQUARE MILES OF OCEAN WATERS AND CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF THE COASTS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. THERE ARE INDICATIONS MAN’S ACTIVITIES HAVE DISTURBED THE DELICATE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE WHICH EXISTS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, PARTICULARLY IN THE NEW YORK HARBOR AREA, HEAVILY USED FOR COMMERCE, RECREATION AND WASTE DISPOSAL. NEAR NEW YORK CITY, 06/1974. Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S)

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VIEW INSIDE ONE OF THE SOLAR GREENHOUSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY AT TUCSON

04/1974. ARC Identifier 555359 / Local Identifier 412-DA-12907
Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S)

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EARTH, AS SEEN BY ASTRONAUTS EUGEN CERNAN, RONALD EVANS AND HARRISON SCHMIDT FROM APOLLO 17. 12/1972. ARC Identifier 553803 / Local Identifier 412-DA-11344. Item from Record Group 412: Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 – 2000

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Photograph of Tree Planting with Michigan Planting Bar, 06/1939

ARC Identifier 2129003 / Local Identifier 407475. Item from Record Group 95: Records of the Forest Service, 1870 – 2000


also if you are interested there is a digital copy of the act that established the national park wilderness preservation system in the U.S.

http://www.digitalvaults.org/?#/detail/1000/

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