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South Carolina Then. How about Now?

2012 September 10

Check out these scenes from South Carolina nearly forty years ago. Live nearby? Send in your best matching shots of these (or see how to search for more below) for a chance to be in a larger exhibit at the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. from March – September of 2013. Let us know in your photo caption which Documerica scene inspired you.

See the current exhibit as it travels through Atlanta and North Carolina this month with EPA Region 4. Exhibit schedule

Through the end of 2013, you can submit your best shots of original Documerica scenes from any of these location challenges to State of the Environment on Flickr.

SOUTH CAROLINA Challenge

DOCUMERICA: Bluffton Oyster Co-op, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

DOCUMERICA: Bluffton Oyster Co-op, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

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DOCUMERICA: Shrimp fleet belongs to a black-owned cooperative on Hilton Head, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

DOCUMERICA: Shrimp fleet belongs to a black-owned cooperative on Hilton Head, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

DOCUMERICA: A refreshment stand on the boardwalk of Isle of Palms, the popular ocean resort, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

DOCUMERICA: A refreshment stand on the boardwalk of Isle of Palms, the popular ocean resort, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

Luxury living on Hilton Head Island. Ocean front lots, 100 x 100 feet, sell for as much as $225,000, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

Luxury living on Hilton Head Island. Ocean front lots, 100 x 100 feet, sell for as much as $225,000, 05/1973 Paul Conklin (1929-2003).

Telling the story of change around the country is up to you. Share any photos you are taking of the landscapes, the people, and the way of life for State of the Environment.

Browse additional challenges on this blog, or search the full Documerica collection to locate and match images closest to you. All ‘Then and Now’ entries will be considered for the larger Washington D.C. exhibit planned for March 8 – September 8, 2013.

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!

Next up: The exhibit sets it sights on EPA Region 4 in Atlanta for the month of September, before heading to spend October based out of the Windy City with EPA Region 5!

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