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Return to Route 66

January 19 – March 9, 2008

Desoto and garageAs the old song says, “Get your kicks on Route 66.” This venerable two-lane highway originated in Chicago , wound through the American heartland and ended in Los Angeles . Called the “ Mother Road ,” Route 66 was the stuff of dreams. Today it is the stuff of memories. St. Louis photographer Shellee Graham took a journey along Route 66 during the 1990s. Her photographs show not only the neglected icons of a time gone by, but also the persistence of a collective American memory.

Four vintage automobiles enhance the exhibit. These classic cars still hum with the dreams of the Mother Road .

Return to Route 66 is developed and toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, and is supplemented with cars and historic gas station memorabilia from local collectors.