“Sunbathers at Huntington Beach and an oil platform offshore,” 1975.

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Beachgoers sunbathe at Huntington Beach in California as an oil rig looms in the water in the distance. 

How might the energy shocks of the 1970s shifted how everyday Americans thought about energy?


Charles O’Rear, “Sunbathers at Huntington Beach, and an Oil Platform Offshore, 5/1975,” Documerica, EPA Records, National Archives’ Record Identifier 412-DA-15032.

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