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Historic America Photography

What a Wonderful World

Statue of Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) by artist Ivan Schwartz on American Way in National Harbor, Maryland. Louis Armstrong was an accomplished jazz trumpeter from New Orleans.

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Photography Roadside America

Admiral of the Chesapeake

The commissioned admiral of the Chesapeake Bay, Earl White (1919-2004), ‘Black Pearl of the Chesapeake’, holding a skipjack boat’s wheel immortalized in the stained glass mosaic ‘Maryland’s Bounty’ by artist Cheryl Foster at National Harbor, Maryland. Earl died in 2004 at the age of 85.

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Photography Roadside America

We Can Do It!

Statue of Rosie the Riveter by artist Ivan Schwartz in National Harbor, Maryland. It is based on a popular patriotic World War 2 poster drawn by Norman Rockwell.

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Photography

Gnomin’ Around

Gnome Garden

A garden gnome in the patio of J. Brian’s Tap Room, a family-owned Irish gastropub at 200 Hanover Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Photography Roadside America

Hippie Paul Bunyon

This hippie Paul Bunyon statue sits in a field at 34 Yasgur Road outside Cochecton, New York. Yasgur Farm is named after Max Yasgur, who hosted the famous 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Now, every August, hippies come together to commemorate this event with three days of live music at the Yasgur Road Reunion. There’s a sign discouraging trespassing at the site, because if hippies held anything sacred, it was private land ownership and property rights.

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Photography Roadside America

Gnome Chomsky

Gnome Chomsky
Gnome Chomsky,” formerly the world’s largest garden gnome, greets visitors to Kelder’s Farm at 5755 U.S. Route 209 outside the small hamlet of Kerhonkson. Kerhonkson is located in Ulster County, New York along Rondout Creek, which straddles the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. John Hutchison and Maria Reidelbach created the statue in 2006.
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Photography Roadside America

Junkyard Art

Junkyard Art
Found outside Ms Gail’s Outdoor Store, 6550 NY-5 (U.S. Route 20), Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York.

“The Devil whispered behind the leaves: ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?'” – Rudyard Kipling