Exhibit LIVE in Seattle, WA!
Happy World Ocean Day! The Documerica, State of the Environment traveling exhibit is live at the Seattle Aquarium for the weekend! Here is where you can take a peek over the next few weeks in the Pacific Northwest:
U.S. EPA Region 10: Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13
Seattle, WA Map and Directions
From June 14 – June 21 the exhibit will be in Portland, Oregon. Final venues will be announced by Monday!
Discovery Park Learning Center: Friday, June 22 – Friday, June 29
Seattle, WA Map and Directions
EPA’s Region 10 office more locally serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Native Tribes. Each Monday, but yes, starting today (Friday) we will post location challenges within this area of the United States.
Last Monday, we featured Documerica photos from the Snake River in Idaho. Today’s Location Challenge focuses on various scenes from Seattle forty years ago. If you live nearby, give it your best try to match one of these scenes as they exist today and submit them to State of the Environment on Flickr. Let us know which Documerica image you matched in your photo caption, as the best entries will be considered for a side by side display within the U.S. National Archives Exhibit: Searching for the Seventies: EPA’s Documerica Project that is planned for March – September of 2013 in Washington, DC.
Original caption: DOCUMERICA: DIGGING FOR CLAMS AT ALKI BEACH, ON PUGET SOUND. LOCATED IN WEST SEATTLE, THE BEACH IS A MAJOR RECREATIONAL ASSET. OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS ARE IN BACKGROUND, 05/1973 by Doug Wilson.
Original caption: DOCUMERICA: CULVERTS FROM INDUSTRIAL PLANTS ON THE DUWAMISH WATERWAY DISCHARGE INTO THE RIVER, 05/1973 by Doug Wilson.
Original caption: DOCUMERICA: ELLIOTT BAY AND SEATTLE SKYLINE. AN INLET OF PUGET SOUND AND WATERFRONT OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, ELLIOTT BAY REPUTEDLY HAS THE CLEANEST WATER OF ANY MAJOR INDUSTRIAL PORT IN THE UNITED STATES, 05/1973 Doug Wilson.
Original caption: DOCUMERICA: YOUNGSTERS FISH IN THE INTERTIDAL AREA OF THE DUWAMISH RIVER WHICH FLOWS INTO PUGET SOUND AT SEATTLE, 06/1973 Doug Wilson.
These images give a sense of the way of life and by that, a sense of the environment in the Seattle area in 1973. What does it look like now?
Telling the story of change is up to you. Share photos of the landscapes, the people and the way of life for State of the Environment. For a fun challenge, if you aren’t living nearby to match one of these scenes, search the full Documerica collection to locate and match images closest to you. Then and now entries will all be considered for the larger Washington D.C. exhibit.
When you follow that link above, you’ll come to a search page like this. Simply type in your town or state to see images of the past. Enjoy, have fun, and we can’t wait to see your contributions to this historic project!
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