America has gone its share of transformations since the 1970’s, and it sure shows, if we look at the old pictures of New York, LA, or some other U.S. cities. The 60’s came to an end, and the rapid development of the American postwar decades began to take a noticeable toll on the environment.
The country survived the dark 70’s, and today we only have the photos to see how it really looked like back then. Take a look below for the gritty reality of how the “Land of the Free” looked back in the 1970’s.
Photo sources: NARA, Gregoire Alessandrini, NY Daily News, AP, The Atlantic, DenverPost