Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited, Volume 2

Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited, Volume 2

Russell A. Olsen


Much greater than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, course sixty six is a cultural icon respected across the world for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing the United States towards all of the promise that the nice West represented. yet as stretches of Steinbeck’s “Mother street” have been bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did many of the bustling institutions that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary tourists and hopeful tourists alike.
 
Motor courts, cafes, major streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented during this moment quantity of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route sixty six misplaced & discovered (2004), this new installment offers dozens of destinations alongside direction 66’s complete 2,297 miles, exhibiting them either as of their heydays in interval photos and postcards and as they seem this present day. every one website is followed by way of a tablet background tracing the locale’s upward push and fall (and occasionally rebirth), in addition to an particular map mentioning its place alongside direction 66.
 

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