The U.S. Consulate General presents photo exhibit "American Roadside Architecture" in Perm (Apr 13, 2004)
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The U.S. Consulate General presents photo exhibit "American Roadside Architecture" in Perm
April 13, 2004
On April 14th the U.S. Consulate General brought the photo exhibit “American Roadside Architecture” by John Margolies to Perm as part of its ongoing 10th Anniversary celebration. Representing the Consulate at the opening was PAO Bradley Hurst.
For more than 25 years, architectural historian John Margolies has crisscrossed the United States, camera in hand, to capture and preserve roadside images of America (motels, gas stations, restaurants). The exhibit consists of 57 pictures. They were chosen from thousands of images taken during his 100,000-mile quest. They present a portrait of a more innocent time in America, when business people could fulfill their American dreams by hanging out a sign by the roadside and make a good living by catering to the needs of the motoring public.