Abandoned Car in Jamaica Bay 06/1973

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    Original Caption: Abandoned Car in Jamaica Bay 06/1973

    U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-5352

    Photographer: Tress, Arthur, 1940-

    Subjects:
    New York (New York state, United States) inhabited place
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Project DOCUMERICA

    Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/547839

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    cjerrysimmons, chillizeb, Sieratrixie, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. wavz13 41 months ago | reply

      Yeah, the 70s were great. Right.

    2. oh3mily 38 months ago | reply

      Thinking about the EPA, I was thinking more along the lines of "toxic waste dumping" - is this simply abandoned in the ocean and not cleaned up (also under the EPA's jurisdiction I would imagine as it's a hazard) with none of that involved? Because it's actually kind of beautiful in a destructive, contrasting way.

    3. Iseriouslywonder 38 months ago | reply

      The drive to Chicago from western Michigan was always punctuated by the section around Gary, Indiana. The odor from the steel mills was unavoidable and extremely unpleasant. I remember the first time our family drove to Chicago in our shiny new 1955 Chevy. The two things that stuck in the remory of an eight year old boy were Chicago's Outer Drive with traffic and skysrapers ( the tallest of which was the 42 story Prudential Building ), and the smoke filled drive through Gary. Now, the drive is much differennt with clean air, a much different Chicago skyline, and the now more visible rusting steel mills.

    4. cavetroll2 38 months ago | reply

      That car would have gone back to the earth by now. Salt water is pretty harsh on those old bugs.

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