Foreign Affairs

Conference on the Power of Free Inquiry and Cold War International History

Old Frontiers, New Frontiers: Reassessing USIA and State Department Photography of the Cold War Era

by Nick Natanson, NWCS-Stills Archivist

Figure 20

Commercial signs

From 1974 Washington, D.C. suburbs coverage, accompanied by photographer's group caption: "Entire set of [slides from] Silver Spring, Maryland, where crass commercialization with no regard for beauty or even pleasant atmosphere prevails . . . This wanton profusion of free enterprise creates eye-sores not easily changed but unpleasant and depressing." Yoichi Okamoto, Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUMERICA Project. 412-DM-136-5-32

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