Chevy truck traveling up the Glen Highway, 1974
In 1971, the newly founded Environmental Protection Agency announced the start of a photodocumentary project. The EPA gave free rein to a nation of free lance photographers in documenting a changing American environment. Documerica was the result, and it ran through 1977.
Of the 22,000 plus photographs submitted, over 15,000 have been digitized and uploaded to flickr. Here are a few of the Alaskan photos taken for the project.
MV Bartlett crossing Prince William Sound, 1974
All photos courtesy of the U.S. National Archives
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