The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip Woman sitting on a truck tailgate with two coffee cups and one mug. She is playing an accordion. In the background there are two shotgun houses and a group of men. Black-and-white photograph depicting two cars, two men facing away from the camera, and a helicopter in the distance framed between the two men. A shallow river is visible on the left. The remainder of the landscape is concrete. A bridge is visible in the distance. Black and white photograph depicting a roadside gas station. There are several 60s-era gas pumps on a concrete island, and four signs saying various combinations of "Stop," "Save", and "26.9." There is a large oval sign in the middle of the photograph with the word "Knox" shown in capital letters. Mounted at the top of the sign is a 50s depiction of a rocketship, with three bullet-shaped rockets. The glassed-in corner of a shop is shown, with several varieties of light-bulbs laid on wood paneling in rows in the shop window. Reflections of the light-bulbs are visible in one of the glass panes. A small child is playing with multi-colored trains on a folding card table on a gravel road. There is a plastic bin in front of the table. The table and the child sit on a gravel clearing in the middle of a mountain landscape, with low shrubs around. The child is looking over her right shoulder at a passing freight train. Visible in the photo are 11 identical brown freight cars. The train travels on one of two parallel tracks, which wrap around one of the mountain draws and out of sight. The sky is blue, with about 50 cloud cover. A concrete overhang with a prominent circular sign advertising "Open 9 to 6, Closed Sun" is attached to the right side of the overhang. Under the overhang is a large drawing of a table and chairs set, as well as a china hutch. The drawing is surrounded by graphic blocks. In the background, a rainbow is visible through several power lines. The front of a navy-blue car is in the foreground, with the drivers'-side rearview mirror at the far right of the image. In the middle ground of the painting are three women: one child, one teenager, and one middle-aged. They are grouped together and facing to the right, in profile. Behind the women is a chain-link fence and a concrete barrier. Beyond that is a large body of water. Photograph is shot from the passenger seat of a car. Two male hitchhikers are in the middle of the frame, each with their arms extended with thumbs up. The road recedes into the distance on the left side. A billboard depicts a snow covered mountain, lake, and pine tree forest. A barbwire and wooden fence separates the billboard from the road. The land is flat and grassy with hills in the background. A younger woman with long red hair is in the foreground, facing to the left. She is holding money in her right hand, and both of her hands are on a counter. She appears to be standing outside at a window preparing to order food. A road crosses in front of the camera in the foreground. Across the road is a gas station, with a large sign with the word "STANDARD" mounted above it. There are two concrete islands, one with two gas pumps and one with three. There is a garage attached to the station, with three open bays. Signs for tires and tune-ups litter the area.