The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated the DOCUMERICA Project in the 1970s to capture images relating to social and environmental issues, as well as everyday life. The digitized photographs were provided by the U. S. National Archives and published on Flickr without any copyright restrictions. Here are some highlights of the project.
A click on each photo will take you to the Flickr page with some additional information.
Image on top of page: Charles O’Rear, “Surprise for Dick Christian (at table), at Beaver Crossing High School alumni party, May 1973″, Lincoln, Flickr Link
Source: DOCUMERICA Project by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States