I recently came across an old science textbook and immediately fell in love with the photographs throughout. Each page features distinctly seventies children in distinctly seventies environments. A beautiful thing to behold.
Today's textbook illustrations are much better than they used to be. Many of you may remember that all the old textbooks were low on informative illustrations and graphics, but full of pictures of a melting pot of children doing God knows what. My son's science book is brimming with amazing pictures and lush illustrations; whereas, my old science book had pictures of crap like kids blowing bubbles or kids watering plants.
But take a look at that picture above. Damn! It's no wonder I love the seventies - it was a decade like no other. Even the science book photos make you do a double take. (This is actually from a section on how your lungs expand and contract.)
Take a minute to enjoy some more images from this 1977 grade school text. The "seventies-ness" will take your breath away.