DOCUMERICA COLLECTION: “No Gas” (1973)

“No Gas” Signs Were a Common Sight in Oregon During the Fall of 1973, Such as at This Station in Lincoln City, Oregon Along the Coast. Many Stations Closed Earlier, Opened Later and Shut Down on the Weekends 10/1973 Photographer: Falconer, David

DOCUMERICA: Detroit, Michigan (1973)

90-YEAR-OLD CAPTAIN BOB-LO GREETS PASSENGERS. THE BOB-LO STEAMERS TAKE VISITORS ON AN 18-MILE CRUISE DOWN THE DETROIT RIVER TO BOB-LO ISLAND, 06/1973 Photographer: Joe Clark

DOCUMERICA: Detroit, Michigan (1973)

OLD TIME RIFLEMAN’S MEET, JUNE 24, 1973, IS HELD ON THE GREENFIELD VILLAGE GREEN ADJOINING THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM OF DEARBORN. CRINOLINED CONTESTANT, THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF HER SEX, FIRES OFF HER RIFLE IN THE SHOOTING MATCH, 07/1973 Photographer: Joe Clark

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

TRAINED TIGER, TETHERED BY A ROPE, IS ONE OF VARIOUS LIVE ANIMALS FEATURED IN THE “OLD MILWAUKEE DAYS” CIRCUS PARADE, 06/1973 Photographer: Donald Emmerich

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

A FEW BLOCKS FROM NICOLLET MALL IS HENNEPIN AVENUE FORMERLY THE DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET. IT IS NOW A GAUDY COLLECTION OF NEON SIGNS ADVERTISING ENTERTAINMENT SPOTS, 06/1973

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

A STILT-WALKING “UNCLE SAM” STRIDES ALONG EAST WISCONSIN AVENUE DURING THE ANNUAL “OLD MILWAUKEE DAYS” CIRCUS PARADE, 06/1973 Photographer: Donald Emmerich

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

LIGHT AS FROTH ON THE TOWN’S FAMOUS BEER, THE CARNIVAL SPIRIT OVERFLOWS AT THE “OLD MILWAUKEE DAYS” ANNUAL CIRCUS PARADE, 06/1973 Photographer: Donald Emmerich

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Danny Lyon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

TWO YOUTHS IN UPTOWN, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A NEIGHBORHOOD OF POOR WHITE SOUTHERNERS. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS AND THE WHITE POOR. SOME OF THE BEST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE SURVIVES IN HER “WORST” NEIGHBORHOODS, […]

DOCUMERICA: Birmingham, Alabama, USA (1972)

IN MANY AREAS OF THE CITY BLACKS STILL LIVE IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING. THIS IS A SCENE IN “LITTLE KOREA”, IN SOUTH BIRMINGHAM, A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THIS CONTINUED BLIGHT, 07/1972 Photographer: LeRoy Woodson

DOCUMERICA: Brooklyn, New York City, USA (1974)

YOUNGSTERS ON THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY AT THE KOSCIUSKO SWIMMING POOL IN BROOKLYN’S BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY. INNER CITY RESIDENTS ENJOY USING THIS INTELLIGENTLY LOCATED POOL. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS, EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Georgia, USA.

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT HELEN IS A POPULAR SPOT TO BEGIN INNER TUBE FLOAT EXCURSIONS. THESE YOUTHS ARE PART OF A GROUP TOURING THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS REGIONS. SPONSORED BY THE CHRISTIAN ATHLETES OF COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA, THE TOUR INCLUDES A TWO MILE TUBE TRIP WHICH STARTS AT THE RIVER BRIDGE AT HELEN. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): John H. White, Chicago, Illinois,

BLACK RESIDENTS ON ONE OF THE BALCONIES OF THE ROBERT TAYLOR HOMES, A LOW INCOME HIGHRISE APARTMENT BUILDING IN CHICAGO. IT IS A COMPLEX OF 28 BUILDINGS LOCATED BETWEEN THE 3900 AND 5400 BLOCKS ON STATE STREET WITH 4,312 APARTMENTS HOUSING 25,220 PERSONS. A GOAL OF MANY RESIDENTS IS TO FIND A JOB THAT PAYS […]

DOCUMERICA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1973)

ANNUAL SMELT RUN AT SINGING BRIDGE, TAWAS CITY. IN MID-APRIL THOUSANDS OF FISHERMEN GATHER AT WHITNEY DRAIN, A MANMADE CANAL ON LAKE HURON, TO DIPNET FOR THESE SMALL FISH. EFFICIENT FLOATING RECEPTACLE REDUCES NUMBER OF TRIPS TO SHORE, 04/1973

DOCUMERICA: Bruce Bisping – New Ulm, Minnesota (1974)

Buffalo Head Mounted Above Shelving in a Butcher Shop in New Ulm, Minnesota. The Town Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area of South Central Minnesota. It Was Founded in 1854 by a German Immigrant Land Company the Encouraged Its Kinsmen to Emigrate From Europe. Population Stabilized at 8 to […]

DOCUMERICA: Bruce Bisping – New Ulm, Minnesota (1974)

Wallace “Whitey” Wolf, a Mechanic for the City Sweeps Out the Repair Garage. He Also Is an Officer in the Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Wolf Is a Native of the Town Whose Mother and Grandmother Still Are Residents There. New Ulm Is a County Seat Trading Center of 13,000 in a Farming Area of South […]

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Rifle, Colorado (1973)

Deer Hunters’ Kill Is Counted and Examined at Check Station North of Rifle by Employees of the Colorado Department of Fish and Game. the Information Is Used to Determine the Time and Duration of Next Year’s Season and What Type of Deer May Be Hunted. Rifle, Colorado, October, 1973.

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Monument Valley, Utah (1972)

Aerial View Upstream of Boom Site in Monument Valley, Utah Where Oil Spill Into the San Juan River Was Contained before Flooding Caused Overflow of Oil and Debris Into Lake Powell. To the Right of the River Lies the Northern Part of the Navy’s Reservation; to the Left Are BLM Lands. The Light Strip Along […]

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Canyonlands National Park, Utah (1972)

One of the Joys of a Long Hiking Trip in the Desert Is the Chance to Relax and Do as You Please. Here Steve Miller Enjoys a Nap in the Sunshine and Crystal Air of the Maze, a Wild and Beautiful Region in the Heart of the Canyonlands Where Steve and His Group Are Backpacking. […]

DOCUMERICA: David Hiser – Canyonlands National Park, Utah (1972)

Backpackers on a Week – Long Hike through the Maze, a Remote and Rugged Region in the Heart of the Canyonlands, Camp Under the Shelter of a Towering Overhang. Because It Seldom Rains, Tents Are Not Necessary. Firewood Is Dry and Plentiful. Canyonlands National Park, Utah, 05/1972

DOCUMERICA: Dennis Cowals – Thompson Pass, Alaska (1974)

The Crest of Thompson Pass (Elevation 2,771 Feet). Here the Richardson Highway Winds through Rocky Benches That Seem to Steer the Road Toward the Deserted Glacier, Eight Miles and an Entire Valley Away to the South. Mile 760, near the Alaska Pipeline Route. Thompson Pass, Alaska, August, 1974