OT 36 photos of the US before the EPA

Alan C cole at lantic.net
Mon Mar 5 12:38:18 EST 2018


Bingo! Just the imaginative sort of response they were trying to evoke.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- 
From: Igor PDML-StR
Sent: 5 March, 2018 6:29 PM
To: PDML at pdml.net
Subject: Re: OT 36 photos of the US before the EPA


Alan,
I am guessing you are referring to this passage:
` The project also showed the country's commitment to solving these
problems by showing "positive images of human life and Americans’
reactions, responses, and resourcefulness."  '

While I can see how #4 and maybe #13 (albeit with some stretch) is
related to that, but #6? Is the movie theater imaged as being a big and
valuable resource of the society that will help it to resolve its
environmental problems? Ghm...

Oh, wait, I know! They were expecting Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in
2006 to be shown in that movie theater. (Of course, if that moive theater
survived for 33 years, which is not very likely.)

Igor



  Alan C Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:33:08 -0800 wrote:

> Igor, if you thoroughly read "quoting" in Larry's original post, I think 
> you may find your questions are answered.
>
>
> Alan C
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Igor PDML-StR
>
> Sent: 5 March, 2018 4:19 PM
> To: PDML at pdml.net
> Subject: Re: OT 36 photos of the US before the EPA
>
>
> That's an interesting set.
>
> However, it seems to me that some photos included in the set are not
> illustrating the "story", sometimes they seem to be irrelevant.
> E.g. #6, "A movie theatre in Berlin, New Hampshire in 1973".
> #4 "Residents take part in organized daily exercises in one of the public 
> pools at Century Village Retirement Community in West Palm Beach, 
> Florida."
> I am not sure what those demonstrate.
>
> I might be guessing that something was wrong here, but I cannot see it:
> #13 "Family enjoys a picnic during the summer at Chicago's 12th Street 
> beach on Lake Michigan in !973".
>
> Do the imply that the orange cast in photo #8 indicates the pollution of
> Potomac? (Although some might see this photo as visionary.)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Igor
>
>
> Larry Colen Sun, 04 Mar 2018 15:01:07 -0800 wrote:
>
>
> http://fortune.com/2017/02/28/how-the-united-states-looked-before-the-epa/
>
> Regardless of your feelings on the EPA this is an interesting set of 36 
> photos of the US from circa 1973
>

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