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Earth Day

April 22, 1970

A black and white "flag of death" appeared on Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, on Earth Day. Each "star" bore the name and insignia of a company identified as a major polluter of the environment.
Earth Day in New York City

New York City children demonstrate against air pollution.
Earth Day in New York City

A student in New York "smells a flower" while wearing a gas mask as a symbolic protest against air pollution.
Earth Day 1970

Students in Sacramento, California, show their unwillingness to breathe dirty air.
Earth Day 1970

Students at the University of Minnesota bury an automobile engine.
burying an auto engine

Art students in Cleveland, Ohio, put up a special "welcome" sign for Earth Day.
Earth Day, Cleveland, Ohio

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