Sunday, 9 July 2017

If You Are Into,

roadside Americana and buildings,

 this has got to be great news for you,

architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016) travelled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and architecture from 1969 to 2008, compiling a unique archive of 20th-century Americana, 

 these include buildings made in the shapes of the things they sold, strange tourist attractions, themed restaurants and hotels, and other oddities offered to travellers, The National Archives has made this collection available to the public for the first time,

 as new roads bypassed many towns, 

many attractions were left as only a memory, so it is a great piece of news that the collection has been digitised from 11,710 of Margolies' colour slides, read about Margolies' work and browse through the images here, but be warned it will take some time to see them all!

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