Abandoned Route 66 Filling Station Photograph — Lonely Chair Beside Green Door Photo — Forsaken America — Lost to History Wall Art — Empty

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

Archival Photograph Paper, Soft Lustre Finish Photo Paper, Canon Camera

Dimensions

Height: 12 Inches; Width: 8 Inches

Sitting beside the weathered and fading green door of the long-abandoned filling station in this Route 66 photograph stands a solitary white chair, its vinyl splitting even as its four legs seem to have planted themselves against the years. Of the office lobby variety with a certain 1950s glamour, the chair's white vinyl is now scuffed and cracked, pieces of it missing forever.

Glenrio, Texas has taken on the spirit of a ghost town in the years since Route 66 was decommissioned in favour of the interstate, as evidenced by the crumbling filling station and its long-disused companion.


Photograph Title: (Untitled Photo)
Print Size: 8x12 with a .52-.75" white border; please ask about additional sizes
Photograph Orientation: Vertical
Photograph Taken In: Glenrio, Texas, USA


Patches of grass grow up through the gravelly red soil in the photo's foreground where ton-plus cars once waited to be tended, and the cracking, flaking white plaster of the old gas station reveals reddish adobe beneath, revelations that will never be protected from our eyes again. But like the single chair standing on a chunk of cracked concrete in this photo, Glenrio awaits, quiet and somehow dignified even as a shell of itself that speaks of the past to the present.



Don't forget to take a peek at the rest of my limited-edition Route 66 photographs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=21384531

Looking for the famed neon signs of Route 66? You'll find them with my other neon sign photos:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=7125056



≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈  More About This Photo & The Town of Glenrio ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Despite having begun life as a railroad town, Glenrio really bloomed when the Ozark Trail along which it was situated became US Route 66 in 1926. Straddling the Texas and New Mexico borders, Glenrio is reportedly one of the filming sites for 1938's "The Grapes Of Wrath" with Henry Fonda, though this remains unconfirmed.

Thanks to the arrival of the Mother Road, hotels, cafes, bars in New Mexico (Texas' side being dry) and multiple filling stations like the one in this photograph sprang up and enjoyed prosperity driven by those seeking a better life out west, early road trippers, and of course wartime traffic during World War Two. Especially beginning in the 1940s, Glenrio found great success; a native recalls cars being lined up five and six at a time, waiting for gasoline.

Sadly, just as a government decision to build a national highway system gave Glenrio a boost with Route 66, it is at least in part responsible for the death of Glenrio by building America's modern interstates. Glenrio was bypassed by 40 in 1975; consequently, residents drifted away, leaving homes and businesses behind, until 1985, when only two people remained.

Today, Glenrio appears completely abandoned. The only signs of life are the handful of buildings, still standing on the north side of 66, rightly gazed upon by tourists on their own road trip long after Glenrio's heyday. Other than fellow travellers slowly cruising by or stopping on the Mother Road behind you, the town is silent.


≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ About Your Limited-Edition Abandoned Route 66 Photograph ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

• The limited-edition photo you receive will not be watermarked.

• I personally sign & number the back of each art photograph. After 776 prints are made, the edition is closed and the photograph will no longer be available for sale.

• My documentary photographs are professionally printed at the highest resolution on archival photo paper with a matte finish to be smudge, fade, and water resistant.

• Very few of my art photographs are a standard print or frame size; thus each print has a slender white border surrounding the photograph itself. This border not only allows you to buy a frame 'off the rack', but serves to lend a bit of additional protection to the actual photograph itself from any serious damage.

• A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included with each photo print.

• Signed photographs are carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue, sandwiched between pieces of foam core, and mailed First Class. Once I have a tracking number, it will be sent to you.

• My monitor is professionally calibrated for colour; therefore, the colours in your received print may be slightly different from what you see displayed online.


≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈


My shop policies & shipping information are available here:
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Have a question about my photography? Would you like a different size of this photo? Please do not hesitate to drop me a line using the 'Contact' button.


I also offer photos of other abandoned places throughout America:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=21373036


Copyright Liberty Images, all rights reserved. Please note that image copyright does not transfer with purchase of print; for information about licensing any of my photographs, do send an email via the 'Contact' button beneath my profile photo.

Thanks for shopping at Liberty Images!
Sitting beside the weathered and fading green door of the long-abandoned filling station in this Route 66 photograph stands a solitary white chair, its vinyl splitting even as its four legs seem to have planted themselves against the years. Of the office lobby variety with a certain 1950s glamour, the chair's white vinyl is now scuffed and cracked, pieces of it missing forever.

Glenrio, Texas has taken on the spirit of a ghost town in the years since Route 66 was decommissioned in favour of the interstate, as evidenced by the crumbling filling station and its long-disused companion.


Photograph Title: (Untitled Photo)
Print Size: 8x12 with a .52-.75" white border; please ask about additional sizes
Photograph Orientation: Vertical
Photograph Taken In: Glenrio, Texas, USA


Patches of grass grow up through the gravelly red soil in the photo's foreground where ton-plus cars once waited to be tended, and the cracking, flaking white plaster of the old gas station reveals reddish adobe beneath, revelations that will never be protected from our eyes again. But like the single chair standing on a chunk of cracked concrete in this photo, Glenrio awaits, quiet and somehow dignified even as a shell of itself that speaks of the past to the present.



Don't forget to take a peek at the rest of my limited-edition Route 66 photographs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=21384531

Looking for the famed neon signs of Route 66? You'll find them with my other neon sign photos:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=7125056



≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈  More About This Photo & The Town of Glenrio ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Despite having begun life as a railroad town, Glenrio really bloomed when the Ozark Trail along which it was situated became US Route 66 in 1926. Straddling the Texas and New Mexico borders, Glenrio is reportedly one of the filming sites for 1938's "The Grapes Of Wrath" with Henry Fonda, though this remains unconfirmed.

Thanks to the arrival of the Mother Road, hotels, cafes, bars in New Mexico (Texas' side being dry) and multiple filling stations like the one in this photograph sprang up and enjoyed prosperity driven by those seeking a better life out west, early road trippers, and of course wartime traffic during World War Two. Especially beginning in the 1940s, Glenrio found great success; a native recalls cars being lined up five and six at a time, waiting for gasoline.

Sadly, just as a government decision to build a national highway system gave Glenrio a boost with Route 66, it is at least in part responsible for the death of Glenrio by building America's modern interstates. Glenrio was bypassed by 40 in 1975; consequently, residents drifted away, leaving homes and businesses behind, until 1985, when only two people remained.

Today, Glenrio appears completely abandoned. The only signs of life are the handful of buildings, still standing on the north side of 66, rightly gazed upon by tourists on their own road trip long after Glenrio's heyday. Other than fellow travellers slowly cruising by or stopping on the Mother Road behind you, the town is silent.


≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ About Your Limited-Edition Abandoned Route 66 Photograph ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

• The limited-edition photo you receive will not be watermarked.

• I personally sign & number the back of each art photograph. After 776 prints are made, the edition is closed and the photograph will no longer be available for sale.

• My documentary photographs are professionally printed at the highest resolution on archival photo paper with a matte finish to be smudge, fade, and water resistant.

• Very few of my art photographs are a standard print or frame size; thus each print has a slender white border surrounding the photograph itself. This border not only allows you to buy a frame 'off the rack', but serves to lend a bit of additional protection to the actual photograph itself from any serious damage.

• A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included with each photo print.

• Signed photographs are carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue, sandwiched between pieces of foam core, and mailed First Class. Once I have a tracking number, it will be sent to you.

• My monitor is professionally calibrated for colour; therefore, the colours in your received print may be slightly different from what you see displayed online.


≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈


My shop policies & shipping information are available here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages#policies


Have a question about my photography? Would you like a different size of this photo? Please do not hesitate to drop me a line using the 'Contact' button.


I also offer photos of other abandoned places throughout America:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibertyImages?section_id=21373036


Copyright Liberty Images, all rights reserved. Please note that image copyright does not transfer with purchase of print; for information about licensing any of my photographs, do send an email via the 'Contact' button beneath my profile photo.

Thanks for shopping at Liberty Images!

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As few of my finished photographs are standard frame size, each of my photographic prints has a white border all the way around the image. This not only means you can buy a frame 'off the rack' if you do not want a custom frame, but the white border does protect the image itself from errant fingerprints or other unintentional damage.
Since these photographs are my own interpretation of the sights as seen by me, I am sorry, but I generally will not make a colour photo black & white or vice-versa. Occasionally during post-production I'll be unable to decide which I like better and publish both, but while it does happen, it's not often, and the image I do release is not arbitrary, but the one I think best suits the subject and composition. Thanks for understanding this.

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