Roadside Classics: America Through the Lens of Carol Highsmith at the Library of Congress (Continued)

Lollipop Motel sign, Wildwood, New Jersey (2006)

Earlier in this space we reviewed some of the work of photographer Carol Highsmith. Highsmith donated her life’s work of more than 100,000 images, royalty-free, to the Library of Congress, which established a rare, one-person archive. Here are a few more selected views from the collection. 

66 Drive-In Theatre, Route 66, Carthage, Missouri [1949] (2009)

Randy’s Donuts; Inglewood, California (2005)

Century 10 Theater Downtown; Ventura, California (1998)

Imaginative roadside sign for the Wyoming Motel and Cafe; Cheyenne, Wyoming (2015)

Riders enjoy (or endure) a spin on the Big Dipper roller-coaster at Camden Park; Huntington, West Virginia (2015)

Clown-motif liquor-store sign in North Hollywood; Los Angeles, California (2013)

Tony’s Burger; Los Angeles, California (2005)

Saint Anthony Catholic Church; Long Beach, California (2005)

Tail-o-the-Pup; Los Angeles, California [1938] (2005)

A freight train approaches the tiny Converse County, Wyoming, town of Bill. (2015)

Mesa Drive-in Theater, established 1951 in Blende [Pueblo], Colorado (2015)

All photos copyright Carol M. Highsmith‘s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.