Photographer Flip Schulke documented everyday life in the Florida Keys and New Ulm, Minnesota during the 1970s for the Documerica project. While University teaching, Flip recruited several of his students to photograph New Elm and supplement his own photographs. Here are a few of my favourites with their original captions from Flip's set on Flickr.
Youngsters at Izzy-Dorry's Roller Rink in New Ulm Minnesota.
People Looking over Bargains Among Merchandise Placed in Minnesota Street and on Side-Walks by Merchants in New Ulm Minnesota, During Their Annual Crazy Days Sale
Fourth of July Crowd Waits for Darkness and a Traditional Fireworks Display at Johnson Park in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Young People of New Ulm, Minnesota, Spending a Sunday Swimming and Boating at Clear Lake.
Youths Congregate Around the Front Steps of a Home in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Decide What to Do on a Summer Day.
The last photograph is probably one of my favourite photos I have ever featured here on the blog.
Kids hanging out on a summers day with no where to be, just shooting the breeze.
Reminds me of humid, summer afternoons and nights spent with friends out the front of my house as a kid, when the only things we had to worry about were the mosquitoes and heading home before dark.