Center City, Philadelphia, August 1973
Original Caption: Center City, Philadelphia, August 1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-7494..Photographer: Swanson, Dick...Subjects:.Environmental protection.Natural resources.Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America) inhabited place.Pollution.Project DOCUMERICA...: research.archives.gov/description/549979 ( http://research.archives.gov/description/549979 ) ..Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. ..For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html ( http://www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html ) ..Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html ( http://www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html ) ..Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.Use Restrictions: Unrestricted
Dick Swanson was one of the many photojournalists to contribute to the Environmental Protection Agency's Documerica project in the early 1970s. Swanson's photography has an urban focus, particularly in the city of Philadelphia. The U.S. National Archives was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, but its major holdings date back to 1775. The National Archives keeps only those Federal records that are judged to have continuing value -- about 2 to 5 percent of those generated in any given year. By now, they add up to a formidable number, diverse in form as well as in content. In addition to the photographs and graphic images described above, there are approximately 9 billion pages of textual records; 7.2 million maps, charts, and architectural drawings; billions of machine-readable data sets; and more than 365,000 reels of film and 110,000 videotapes. All of these materials are preserved because they are important to the workings of Government, have long-term research worth, or provide information of value to citizens.