Highway as Habitat

Description

In 1986, Ulrich Keller, Professor of Photography, the History of Art and Architecture, UCSB, brought the exhibition  "Highway as Habitat" to the AD&A Museum. Compiled by Roy Stryker, a sociologist, this series reflects a bygone era from 1943-1955 when Americans had fun on the road. The approximately 140 black and white photographs from the Standard Oil of New Jersey documentary project are broken into genres: Turning Wheels: Types of Vehicles, Digging It: The Constructive Story, Coast to Coast: The Bus Story, Asphalt Landscapes: Various Roads, Along the Line: Various Places, Mainstreet: Various Towns, Fill'er Up: Various Gas Stations, Right On; The Trucking Story, Easy Riding: The Vacation Story, Tall Language: Types of Signs.

Collection Items

BUBLEY, Esther
Dairy near Beaumont, Texas

LIBSOHN, Sol
Willard Shorts, Last Minute Chat with Harry Miller

SAUNDERS, Richard
Two Women Drivers Posed in Front of Their Stock Cars

CORSINI, Harold
Men on Sander Truck

CORSINI, Harold
Men Repair Broken Shear Bolts

WEBB, Todd
Louisiana (horse & buggy)

Colorado

PARKS, Gordon
U.S. Highway 30 between Paoli and Coatesville, Pennsylvania, April 1946

LIBSOHN, Sol
Esso Midway Service Station Pennsylvania Turnpike

LEE, Russell
Auto Transport Springfield, Missouri

BUBLEY, Esther
View of Brooklyn Bridge from Pearl Street

PARKS, Gordon
Paoli Pennsylvania Detour Sign U.S. Highway 202, April 1946

LIBSOHN / HAYS, J. R.
Charleston, West Virginia, June 1946

LIBSOHN, Sol
Earth Moving Machine New Jersey Turnpike '51

Road Repairs on U.S. 14 The Dakotas

LIBSOHN, Sol
Viaduct construction, New Jersey Turnpike '51

VACHON, John
Pennsylvania

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Road Machine at Work Cut Bank, Montana

PARKS, Gordon
Pennsylvania '46

PARKS, Gordon
Highway Maintenance Pennsylvania '46

CORSINI, Harold
U.S. Highway 50, Colo. Road Repair Operations 1949

LEE, Russell
Bulldozer of Atomic Energy Commission Utah '51

BUBLEY, Esther
Greyhound Bus Terminal, New York City, May, 1947

BUBLEY, Esther
Greyhound Bus Terminal (N.Y.C. 147)

BUBLEY, Esther
View of Waiting Room Greyhound Bus Terminal '47

BUBLEY, Esther
Waiting Room Greyhound Bus Terminal

Waiting Room Greyhound Bus Terminal NYC

Passengers Boarding A Bus Greyhound Bus Terminal

BUBLEY, Esther
Bus Transportation Story

BUBLEY, Esther
Passengers on Syracuse Bus Transportation Story NY State

Passengers from Buffalo bus Transportation story

LIBSOHN, Sol
Esso Midway Service Station, Trucking Story

BUBLEY, Esther
Bus Transportation Story

BUBLEY, Esther
Bus Transportation Story

BUBLEY, Esther
Loaded Bus-Ready to Depart Greyhound Bus Terminal

BUBLEY, Esther
Mechanic Helper Central Greyhound Lines

BUBLEY, Esther
Long Island City Central Greyhound Lines

SEGHERS
Washington Monument Summertime America

Triborough Bridge New York Harbor

Congestion on the George Washington Bridge Toll Booths, September, 1951

VACHON, John
Under a Viaduct Pennsylvannia '47

VACHON, John
Pulaski Skyway New Jersey Highways

VACHON, John
U.S. Highway 22, New Jersy

Oil Town of Rangely, Colorado '48

Pennsylvania Highway Eagle, Pennsylvania, November, 1944

Snowstorm Pennsylvania Turnpike '52

Road Repair Crews, Colorado, June, 1949

VACHON, John
Families on Picnic, New Jersey '47

COLLIER, John
Copper Basin in the Challis National Forest, 1949

BUBLEY, Esther
Car hop Serving Motorists, Texas, September, 1945

VACHON, John
Nightclub on U.S. Highway 22, New Jersey, July, 1947

WEBB, Todd
Roadside Stand - Cope Cod, New England, October, 1947

VACHON, John
Hub cap display on U.S. Highway 1, New Jersey, July, 1947

LEE, Russell
Dining Trailer in the vicinity of Vernon, Texas

CORSINI, Harold
A Tourist Bar in Jackson, Wyoming, June, 1949

LEE, Russell
Drive-in Theater, Texas, December, 1947

VACHON, John
Roadside Sales, New Jersey

VACHON, John
Roadside Market, New Jersey

WITLIN, Diane and Ray
Orchestra Arrives at Asheville, North Carolina

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Lobby of Miller Hotel Cut Bank, Montana

COLLIER, John
Trailer Camp in Borger, Texas

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Cody Stampede Trailer Camp, Wyoming '44

CORSINI, Harold
Abandoned Service Station, Northern Oklahoma, march, 1946

WITLIN, Diane and Ray
Shoppers' World, Route 9, Oct. '51

CORSINI, Harold
Tower of George Washington Bridge, New York - New Jersey, 1946

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Trucks at Stop Sign on Canal Street, N.Y.C., 1945

Shorr
New York City, Sept., 1951

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Evening in the Residential Section, August 1944

LEE, Russell
Street in Residential District, Cookseville, Ill.

BUBLEY, Esther
View of Street from Greyhound Bus, New Jersey, March, 1948

BUBLEY, Esther
Main Street of Dover, New Jersey, March 1948

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Main Street, Powell, July 1944

CORSINI, Harold
Broadway, Main Street of Cushing at Night, 1946

Main Street Scene, Andrews County, Texas, 1945

BUBLEY, Esther
Longley's Barber Shop, Andrews, Texas, July 1945

COLLIER, John
Crested Butte, Coal Mining Town in Colorado, August, 1948

U.S. Border Service Station, Brownsville, Tx. 1947

LIBSOHN, Sol
Esso Service Station, Rochester, N.Y., 1945

Smitty's Esso Service Station, Nov., 1950

Entrance to Rowan...Sept., 1952

Farm House and Gasoline Pump, South Dakota, January, 1948

Farm House and Gasoline Pump, The Dakotas, 1948

Lee Grizzly's Station, Cut Bank Montana, 1944

ROSSKAM, Edwin and Louise
Lee Grizzly's Station, Cut Bank, Montana, 1944

BUBLEY, Esther
Himble Station, Vanderpool, Texas,1945

Humble Oil and Refining Co., Jim Hogg County, Tx.

Tire Store, Vernon, Texas, June 1949

SAUNDERS, Richard
Auto Accessories, Camden, N.J., 1952

Esso Station, Queen Anne, Maryland, 1946

Luden's Esso Service Station, Elmira, N.Y., 1947

Trucking Story, May 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Truck Refueling at Esso Midway Station, Pennsylvania Turnpike,May, 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Flares Set Out in Penn. Highway 51, 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Trucking Story, Perth Amboy, N.J., April 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Trucking Story, B.W. Fox, April 1945

VACHON, John
Tooley's Truck Terminal, N.J. Highway, 1947

LIBSOHN, Sol
Sunset Diner Sign on Route 22, N.J., 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Group of Truckers in Eagle Grill, Akron, Ohio

LIBSOHN, Sol
Linden, N.J. Truck Drivers' Pinochle Game, 1945

LIBSOHN, Sol
Ernestine Brown, Darlington, Penn., April 1945
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