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John Margolies’ Photographs of Roadside America

- August 29, 2019 in advertisements, advertising, america, americana, John Margolies, On the Road, roads

The culture of the American road has been much celebrated — and much criticized. Lawrence Ferlinghetti saw the rise of the automobile and the construction of the interstate system (which began in the 1950s) as a new form of punishment inflicted on the populace. Driving in their cars, “strung-out citizens” were now       […]

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edtion)

- January 16, 2019 in 19th-century google street view, Index, maps, roads, transport, travel

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edtion)

- January 16, 2019 in 19th-century google street view, Index, maps, roads, transport, travel

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.