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Rachel Carson and the Awakening of Environmental Consciousness
Linda Lear, George Washington University
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Crop dusting near Calipatria, California, in the Imperial Valley, May 1972 National Archives / Environmental Protection Agency
Earth Photo by Nick Rowe. PhotoDisc.
Rachel Carson at Woods Hole Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts, 1929 Photo by Mary Frye. Lear/Carson Archive, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
Rachel Carson exploring tide pools, West Southport Island, Maine, 1955 Photo by Shirley A. Briggs. Courtesy of the Lear/Carson Archive.
DDT ad, Tallahassee Democrat, Florida, c. 1946 Florida State Archives
James Heidt, entomologist, spraying DDT, Florida, 1948 Florida State Archives
Ibis eggs unhatched due to DDT poisoning, Texas Gulf, 1970 Photo by George Silk. TimePix.
"This is America . . . Keep it Free!" brochure cover, c. 1941-1945 National Archives / United States Information Service
Grasshopper, Everglades National Park, Florida, July 1972 National Archives / Environmental Protection Agency
Cartoon, praying mantis, Conway, 1963 Lear/Carson Archive
Agrichemical plant, 1938 National Archives
Rachel Carson, Cobb Island, Virginia, 1947 Photo by Shirley A. Briggs. Courtesy of the Lear/Carson Archive.
CBS Reports interview with Eric Sevareid and Rachel Carson, filmed in November 1962, aired in July 1963 CBS Photo Archive
Rachel Carson testifying before the U.S. Senate Government Operations Subcommittee Hearings on Environmental Hazards, June 4, 1963 Photo by Vincent A. Finnigan for American Forests Magazine. Lear/Carson Archive.
Rachel Carson meeting with President Kennedy's Science Advisory Committee, spring 1963 Lear/Carson Archive
Bug-a-boo insect spray ad, Life, September 22, 1947, p. 90 Mobil Oil Co. / Socony-Vacuum
Carson tide-pooling, c. 1956 Photo by Stanley Freeman, Sr. Dorothy Freeman Collection / Bates College.
Herbert Goldberg, cartoon, Saturday Review, November 10, 1962 Edith Goldberg
"The Drug That Left a Trail of Heartbreak," Life, July 1962 (week undetermined) Photo by Stan Wayman. TimePix.
Dr. Frances Kelsey receiving the Gold Medal for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service from President John F. Kennedy, 1962 National Library of Medicine
Rachel Carson at a microscope, 1951 Photo by Brooks Studio. Courtesy of the Lear/Carson Archive.
Wheat-farming family in Uzbekistan, c. 1999, in "Waiting for a Better Wheat Variety in Uzbekistan," CIMMYT, 2000 International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, from title in Spanish)
Wheat genome research, China. Top row, high level of wheat head scab; bottom row, low level of scab; c. 1999 National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Farmer in Nicaragua spraying insecticide on maize crop that he is growing as part of FAO project, 1991 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Osprey with fish, no date, no location International Osprey Foundation
Preparing French fries in a fast food restaurant, no date, no location Photo by Mark Anderson/RubberBall Productions. PictureQuest.
Rachel Carson, Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania, c. 1947 Photo by Shirley A. Briggs. Permission of the Lear/Carson Archive.
Idle Lake Borgne oystermen meet with biologists of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, examining diseased oysters dredged by the engineers, during an official ban on oyster fishing after Mississippi River flood waters polluted the oyster beds; Louisiana, May 1973 National Archives / Environmental Protection Agency
EPA personnel of the Gulf Breeze Laboratory, aboard the EPA vessel Dolphin, take oysters from the waters of East Bay and Escambia Bay, Florida, to check the oysters for the presence of pesticide; July 1972 National Archives / Environmental Protection Agency

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