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Lincoln Highway photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 2006.065--AX
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Lincoln Highway photographs


Snapshots and professionally produced photographs of sections of the Lincoln Highway and of automobiles travelling it. A few images are of towns and attractions along its route. The majority of photographs document the highway in Utah, Nevada and California, and were taken at a time when the Lincoln Highway Association was promoting, unsuccessfully, the southern route from Salt Lake City to Reno (the Goodyear Section) as the official federal highway. Among the best documented locations are the Goodyear Section and Fallon Sinks, both in Nevada. Numerous images show autos on sections of road in poor repair or flooded. Also pictured is Gael Hoag, Lincoln Highway Assocation Field Secretary of the Nevada Consul, who lobbied for the improvement of the Highway across Nevada and Utah. A few views in Nebraska, Indiana, and perhaps other states are present.


ca. 1920-1940, bulk 1920-1927 (issued)


n-us-nv -- n-us-ut
Hoag, Gael -- Portraits
Lincoln Highway Association -- Pictorial works
Roads -- United States -- Design and construction -- Nevada -- Photographs
Roads -- United States -- Design and construction -- Utah -- Photographs
Roads -- United States -- Design and construction -- California -- Photographs
Automobile travel -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs
Automobiles -- Photographs
Lincoln Highway -- Pictorial works


Various photographers, unknown.
Title and date supplied by cataloger.
Most prints are affixed to leaves which once formed an album; no apparent order.
Includes some small panoramic format photographs.
Many photographs bear stamp, on verso, of the Lincoln Highway Association, Detroit.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in America, stretching from New York City to San Francisco. The Lincoln Highway Association was formed in 1913 to plan, promote and sign the highway, the goal of completion being the 1915 Panama-Pacific Internationl Exposition in San Francisco. The Association oversaw the planning and improvement of the highway until the mid-1920s, when state governments began to take the initiative in highway construction.


Panoramic photographs.

Physical Description:

1 box (ca. 200 photographic prints) : b&w ; various sizes.




BANC PIC 2006.065--AX


United States

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.