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About

In 1953, George R. Stewart published U.S. 40: Cross Section of the United States, a landmark book about everyday life along the highway. The book contains 114 photographs and 92 interpretive essays. Scholars and writers have cited this work as influential to the study of road as a form of place.

I’ve been revisiting the scenes in this book for the past 35 years and since 2005 I have been documenting the changes that have occurred during the past 60 years. At each scene I have been shooting high resolution digital images, 35mm B&W negatives and chromes, and 360-degree virtual reality images. I am also shooting medium format B&W negatives and chromes using a camera that is an exact clone to the one used by Stewart. My goal is to have these images published in the first complete update to Stewart's original book.

This work is being coordinated with the George Stewart estate.

To date, I have footed the bill for the project.  This Kickstarter request is for funding to complete the project and to prepare the materials for publication.

Below are sample photos from Frederick (MD), Marshall (IL), Blue Springs (MO), Grainfield (KS), Kremmling (CO), Skull Creek (CO), Wendover (UT), Golconda (NV) and Emigrant Gap (CA).  For more information, go to my Route40.net web site.

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    All contributors who contribute $1 or more will be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will receive a personalized handwritten thank-you note from Frank and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will choose between a 4” x 6” 40 oval sticker or a Route 40 bumper sticker. Contributors will also receive a personalized handwritten thank-you note from Frank and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will receive a 4” x 6” 40 oval sticker, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a personalized handwritten thank-you note from Frank and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will receive a set of postcards with a half dozen of the final photographs from the project. Contributors will also receive a 40 oval sticker, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a personalized handwritten thank-you note from Frank and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will receive a set of six note cards with a half dozen of the final photographs from the project. Contributors will also receive the set of postcards, a 40 oval sticker, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a personalized handwritten thank-you note from Frank and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net.

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    Contributors will receive a heavy duty Hanes tagless Route 40 t-shirt (the shirt includes a pocket and an embroidered Route 40 shield). Contributors will also receive the sets of postcards and note cards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributors will receive an autographed DVD-ROM containing all of the final photographs from the George R. Stewart/U.S. 40 Rephotography project. Contributors will also receive a Route 40 tee shirt, sets of note cards and note cards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributors will choose between a copy of the George R. Stewart biography 'The Life and Truth of George R. Stewart: A Literary Biography of the Author of Earth Abides,' by Donald Scott or 'Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey,' by William Least Heat Moon. Both of these books feature extensive sections on Frank’s work. If requested, Frank will add a thank-you autograph/note to the book. Contributors will also receive an autographed DVD-ROM of the final project photos, a Route 40 tee shirt, the sets of note cards and postcardsa Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributors will receive the George Stewart biography and Roads to Quoz listed above. Contributors will also receive an autographed DVD-ROM of the final project photos, a Route 40 tee shirt, the sets of note cards and postcards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributors will receive an autographed private edition hardcover book containing all of the final photographs and notes from the George R. Stewart/U.S. 40 Rephotography project. Contributors will also receive the George Stewart biography, Roads to Quoz, an autographed DVD-ROM of the final project photos, a Route 40 tee shirt, the sets of note cards and postcards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributors will be able to spend a day with Frank during the US 40 field photography expedition. Frank will coordinate with the contributor the date and location of the day’s activities. Contributors will also receive the private edition book, the George Stewart biography, Roads to Quoz, an autographed DVD-ROM of the final project photos, a Route 40 tee shirt, the sets of note cards and postcards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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    Contributor will be able to spend two days with Frank during the US 40 field photography expedition. Contributors will also receive the private edition book, the George Stewart biography, Roads to Quoz, an autographed DVD-ROM of the final project photos, a Route 40 tee shirt, the sets of note cards and postcards, a Route 40 bumper sticker, a 40 oval sticker, a handwritten thank-you note and be listed as a contributor on Route40.net

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Funding period

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