From 1971 to 1977, the EPA hired freelance photographers who ultimately took more than 15,000 photos relating to “environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in the 1970s.
More recently, photos from this Documerica Project were digitized by the U.S. National Archives. The entire collection can be found here. The galleries even include a few farm photos.
Meantime, take a trip back to the 1970s with these snapshots from more than 40 years ago.