Postcards From Route 66: The Ultimate Collection From America's Main Street

Hardcover | June 15, 2014

byJoe Sonderman

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There is perhaps no better visual record of Route 66's iconic sites than the thousands of illustrated and photographic postcards that have been produced over the years to promote the Mother Road's motels, hotels, tourist traps, trading posts, bustling burgs, greasy spoons, and natural wonders. This massive collection gathers together more than 400 of the finest examples of postcard art from Route 66's golden age: the 1930s through the mid-1960s, an era before long-distance car travel was largely supplanted by the airlines. Route 66 historianJoe Sondermanhas curated the very best out of his 20,000-card archive to document a journey down the Mother Road through the decades, state-by-state from east to west. Visit landmark stops like the Rock Village Court, the Meramec Caverns, Mule Trading Post, and Wigwam Village in cities that include Chicago, Springfield, Amarillo, Tucumcari, Flagstaff, Barstow, Santa Monica, and many, many more. The fruit of Sonderman's labor is the definitive book collection of Route 66 postcards.Postcards from Route 66is a valuable visual reference documenting the evolution of the famous highway and its equally famous roadside stops as well as a historical record of the time period, complete with many notes both hastily scribbled and thoughtfully composed by Route 66 travelers through the decades.

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There is perhaps no better visual record of Route 66's iconic sites than the thousands of illustrated and photographic postcards that have been produced over the years to promote the Mother Road's motels, hotels, tourist traps, trading posts, bustling burgs, greasy spoons, and natural wonders. This massive collection gathers together m...

Joe Sondermanhas authored eleven books on Route 66. He is the editor of the Route 66 Association of Missouri'sShow Me Route 66magazine and is the author of many articles forRoute 66magazine. He has also written books on the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and two others on the history of St. Louis.Additionally, Sonderman assisted the Autry...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.12 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760346119

ISBN - 13:9780760346112

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"...must-have for anyone interested in this iconic stretch of asphalt and long-distance automobile travel." - Oakland, CA Tribune