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

by Russell A. Olsen
 

Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck’s “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments

Overview

Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck’s “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike. Motor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route 66 Lost & Found (2004), this new installment presents dozens of locations along Route 66’s entire 2,297 miles, showing them both as in their heydays in period photographs and postcards and as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a capsule history tracing the locale’s rise and fall (and sometimes rebirth), as well as an exclusive map pointing out its location along Route 66. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760326237
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Ruidoso News (NM), July 28, 2006

“Author Russell Olsen has thoroughly researched the specific sites featured and provides a synopsis of each. The combination of text and photos make this book more than a pretty coffee-table book, Route 66 aficionados will want to add this descriptive tome to their collections.” 

                                                                                                                                                                   

Auto Aficionado, March/April 2007

“Author Russell Olson has unearthed old photos and postcards of various buildings, landmarks and towns which he carefully researches and then rediscovers and takes pictures of them as they are today.”

 

Daily Express (UK), Aug. 19, 2006

“I could barely put this down.”

Classic and Sports Car (UK), October 2006

“A good read for fans of roadside architecture.”

Meet the Author

RUSSELL OLSEN began exploring and photographing Route 66 in 1995. On his first trip down the Mother Road he unexpectedly shot 27 rolls of film. Annual trips followed and in 1998 Olsen set out on his “Lost & Found” project, collecting vintage postcards, photographing Route 66, and publishing the first volume of Route 66 Lost & Found (2004). Born and raised in South Chicago, Olsen today lives in North Hollywood, California. His work can be viewed at www.route66lostandfound.com.

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