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“Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The following is guest post by Micah Messenheimer, Assistant Curator of Photography, Prints and Photographs Division. Over the span of nearly forty years, John Margolies took more than eleven thousand color slide photographs of vernacular structures across America’s highways, byways, and main streets. Traversing the country, he was drawn to the architecture that came to …