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BLACK CHILD LIFTS A LEG WHILE HIS MOTHER PUTS ON HIS SOCKS AT A 12TH STREET BEACH ON LAKE MICHIGAN ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE IN THE SUMMER OF 1973. FROM 1960 TO 1970 THE PERCENTAGE OF CHICAGO BLACKS WITH AN INCOME OF $7,000 OR MORE JUMPED FROM 26 TO 58%. MEDIAN BLACK INCOME DURING THE PERIOD INCREASED FROM $4,700 TO $7,883, BUT THE DOLLAR GAP BETWEEN THEIR GROUP AND THE WHITES ACTUALLY WIDENED, 08/1973

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

It’s National Lost Sock Memorial Day. Today, we mourn the loss of countless socks and recognize the unmatched survivors that no longer have a buddy in the drawer.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/2wNH

  • Takao: *on the phone* Hello?! My husband's gone missing! What? His name? Midorima Shintarou. How long he's been missing? About five minutes! Yes. Mhm. Yeah I'm gonna need thirty search units ――
  • Aomine: Dafuq, thirty?
  • Takao, to Aomine: You're right.
  • Takao: *goes back to the phone* Make that seventy search units! And better call in the navy for good measure!

BLACK FAMILY ENJOYING THE SUMMER WEATHER AT CHICAGO’S 12TH STREET BEACH ON LAKE MICHIGAN. FROM 1960 TO 1970 THE PERCENTAGE OF CHICAGO BLACKS WITH AN INCOME OF $7,000 OR MORE JUMPED FROM 26 TO 58%. MEDIAN BLACK INCOME DURING THE PERIOD INCREASED FROM $4,700 TO $7,883, BUT THE DOLLAR GAP BETWEEN THEIR GROUP AND THE WHITES ACTUALLY WIDENED, 08/1973

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

Earlier today, the National Archives in Washington, DC hosted Jimmie Walker the actor who played J.J. Evans in the 1970s television show Good Times and the author of Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times and Our Times- A Memoir. Watch the archived webcast here: http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives

Source: http://go.usa.gov/T3WT

TWO BLACK YOUTHS AND A DOG IN PATERSON, NEW JERSEY. THIS PROJECT IS A PORTRAIT OF THE INNER CITY ENVIRONMENT. IT CONTAINS THE LIFE THAT GOES ON THERE, AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT SOME OF THE BEST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE SURVIVES IN HER “WORST” NEIGHBORHOODS, ONLY BECAUSE IT HASN’T BEEN DEMOLISHED. MOST OF ALL THE INNER CITY ENVIRONMENT IS HUMAN BEINGS, AS BEAUTIFUL AND THREATENED AS THE 19TH CENTURY BUILDINGS THEY INHABIT, 06/1974

Fashions may have changed since the 70s, but a cute little puppy never goes out of style. Happy National Puppy Day!

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VIRGINIA SHEA, LEFT, AND SHARON CARDILLO, ON DOORSTEP OF HOUSE ON NEPTUNE ROAD. THIS IS THE COMMUNITY CLOSEST TO LOGAN AIRPORT, AND RESIDENTS FACE A COMPLEX OF PROBLEMS, FROM AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION TO DWINDLING PROPERTY VALUES. MANY HOUSE EXTERIORS SHOW LACK OF MAINTENANCE. PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO PAY MONEY TO KEEP UP STRUCTURES THEY MAY SOON BE FORCED TO VACATE, 05/1973

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

These ladies exude Seventies style in their bell-bottom jeans.

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VOLUNTEER GARDENER TENDS TINY FLOWER PLOT ON 62ND STREET BETWEEN PARK AND LEXINGTON AVENUES IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. THIS STREET IS ALWAYS GRACES BY ATTRACTIVE, WELL-CARED-FOR PLANTINGS, 04/1973

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

April showers bring May flowers, but it looks like this volunteer gardener is getting a jump on May! Some streets in New York City are adorned with flowers in Spring.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/2vJm

 

MEMBERS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB OF FAIRMONT HOLDING QUILT THEY MADE. THE QUILT WAS RAFFLED OFF DURING THE FAIRMONT CENTENNIAL IN MAY, 1973, 05/1973

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Happy Senior Citizens Day!

President Ronald Regan proclaimed the day and said, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jz8C

RESIDENT OF COMMUNITY ADJACENT TO U.S. STEEL PLANT. THE JOBS ARE HERE AND SO IS THE SMOKE, 07/1972

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970 - )

Smoke stacks tower over this man in Birmingham, AL. The caption says it all, “The jobs are here and so is the smoke”.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/2Xxe

THE “VON TRAPP” FAMILY, STARS IN THE “SOUND OF MUSIC” THEATRICAL OUTSIDE THE THEATER HELEN IN HELEN, GEORGIA, NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. IT IS THE THIRD YEAR OF ITS SUMMER PERFORMANCE WITH A CAST THAT INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES FROM NEW YORK CITY AS WELL AS ACTING STUDENTS FROM COLLEGES IN THE SOUTH AND FOUR CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN HELEN. THE THEATER WAS BEGUN FOLLOWING RENOVATION OF THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 300 PEOPLE WITH AN ALPINE BUSINESS DISTRICT, 07/1975

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“Doe a deer a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun…”

The story of the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music is rooted in fact, but like any Hollywood movie there is some fiction. For instance, there were 10 children instead of 7 and all the names of each child was changed. Also Maria did not marry Georg Von Trapp because she loved him but because she fell in love with the children.

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STUDENTS AT THE PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER IN WAGON OBSERVE PRAIRIE DOG COLONIES. ED BUTTERFIELD, HEAD OF THE PROGRAM SAYS THAT 13,000 STUDENTS GO THROUGH THE CENTER EACH YEAR, 05/1972

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)


It’s National Wildlife Week! Grab a wagon load of your closest friends and go experience nature!

Source: http://go.usa.gov/2QfB

OUTDOOR FOOD MARKET AT HAYMARKET SQUARE. PUBLIC PROTEST SAVED THE SQUARE FROM INCORPORATION INTO AN EXPRESSWAY, 05/1973

From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (12/02/1970-)

Happy Friday! This weekend, check out some of the great markets in your area! Open since 1830, Haymarket Square in Boston, MA  was almost closed during the 1970s, but was saved thanks to public outcry.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/2yTW