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

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 historian Joe Sonderman has 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 66 is 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.

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Voyageur Press (June 15, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0760346119

ISBN-13: 978-0760346112

Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #701,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #50 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Paper Ephemera & Cards > Postcards #383 in Books > Travel > United States > West > General #575 in Books > Travel > United States > Midwest

This is an adorable book and makes me immediately want to set out on a road trip!! It shows you post cards by states and even tells you that some of the places are still open. If I visit any of the states I will definitely be using this book for places to check out!

I also own two of Joe Sonderman's other books and this is yet another great one! The selection of postcards (more than *450*!) is *superb* and it's quite a treat to peruse this book!

It is great I got one for myself & one for a friend that use to run old 66 from Tulsa to LA back in the day. It brought back a lot of old memories.

Folks who traveled the old Route 66 will enjoy it's memories and those who have not will enjoy what was.

Postcards from Route 66: The Ultimate Collection from America's Main Street Old-Fashioned Christmas Postcards: 24 Postcards Vintage Travel Posters Postcards (Dover Postcards) Official Price Guide to Postcards: 1st Edition (Official Identification and Price Guide to Postcards) Main Street Windows: A Complete Guide to Disney's Whimsical Tributes American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street When a Child Is Born, So Is a Grandmother (Main Street Editions Gift Books) Route 66 in Illinois (Images of America) Cycling the Great Divide 2nd Edition: From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long Distance Mountain Bike Route by Michael McCoy (1-Nov-2013) Paperback Best Jokes 2016 Ultimate Collection: Jokes: Best Jokes 2016 Ultimate Collection - 417 Funny Jokes! Memes: the ultimate cat meme collection! (Memes:the ultimate collection!) Elmo Visits the Dentist (Sesame Street Series) (Sesame Street (Dalmatian Press)) Chai Street - Indian Street Food Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians (Curry Dinner Recipes Book 3) Dickens, Reynolds, and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street (The Nineteenth Century Series) Berkley Street (Berkley Street Series Book 1) Street's Cruising Guide to the Eastern Caribbean: Martinique to Trinidad (Street's Cruising Guide) (v. 3) Calisthenics: Becoming A Greek God - Shredded Through Calisthenics And Street Workout (Bodyweight Training, Street Workout, Calisthenics) Vintage Postcards of New York (The Stefano and Silvia Lucchini Collection) Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route: Culture, Process, and Selection Portrait of Route 66: Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives