Abandoned Automobiles

1972 – 1977. Photograph by Bruce McAllister. “Abandoned Automobiles and Other Debris Clutter an Acid Water and Oil Filled Five Acre Pond, it Was Cleaned up Under EPA Supervision to Prevent Possible Contamination of Great Salt Lake and a Wildlife Refuge Nearby.”

From the National Archives.

Antarctic Swimsuit Test

1946. Photograph by US Navy. “The U.S. Navy one-piece cold weather swimsuit underwent tests in icy Antarctic waters, in this historical photo. Three 5-man teams each stayed in the ice-laden waters of the Bay of Whales for a period of twenty minutes. No harmful effects were noted or reported. Under the rubber swim suit the men wore only one pair of long underwear. Each man had a 25-foot safety line tied around their waist. This was during Operation Highjump.”

From the Antarctic Photo Library.