Topics » Arts & Culture   July 29, 2013

Passing Impressions of the American Road

Truckstop sign, Highway 86

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Truckstop sign, Highway 86

Steven Fitch says that he felt night photography captured the excitement of being on the road.
As corporate chains replace local motels and shops, and air travel replaces driving, Fitch says some Americans are missing out on the road trip experience that is integral to seeing the landscape of their nation.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.