On The Road In 1948: Life Magazine Documented How It Really Was

Road tripping: We take our modern, reliable and comfortable cars for granted. How would your teenage daughter take to spending a road trip like this? If you’re old enough, you’ll relate to that look of profound boredom: no iPhone, DVD player, not even music of any sort. Not even a window! How did they/we do it (he asks rhetorically, remembering all too well)?

carrosantigos has collected a series of typically superb old LIFE magazine photos shot on Hwy 30 in 1948. You won’t regret it. It’s a stark reminder of how far we’ve come; well, except those that never arrived at their intended destination.