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Philippe Salaun Historic Route 66 Photograph Collection 1991-1995

MS 585

Collection Summary

Creator: Salaün, Philippe
Collection Name:Philippe Salaun Historic Route 66 Photograph Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1991-1995
Physical Description:0.25 linear feet.
Abstract:Black-and-white photographs of businesses, people, automobiles and other scenes taken by French photographer Philippe Salaün along historic Route 66 on visits in 1991 and 1995. Most images were taken in Arizona and New Mexico.
Collection Number:MS 585
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

French photographer, lecturer and master printer, Philippe Salaün specializes in black-and-white portraits and travel scenes including series in Peru, Bolivia, Mali and Viet Nam, as well as these Historic Route 66 scenes.

Scope and Content Note

Approximately fifty black-and-white photographs, taken by Salaün in 1991 and 1995 of scenes along historic Route 66. Includes businesses, automobiles, unique signs and people mainly in Arizona and New Mexico.

Two images show Salaün; one posed with a juke box and another posed with wooden Indian statues. There are views from Kingman, Oatman, Seligman, and Holbrook, Arizona, and Gallup and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Highlights include a Kingman police car, London Bridge at Lake Havasu, street views in Oatman, the interior of a diner in New Mexico, and a view of Cadillac Ranch in Texas. The people photographed are mostly unidentified and include both eccentric and regular people.


This collection is organized into 1 series.
Series I: Route 66, 1991-1995



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Salaün, Philippe—Photographer.

Kingman (Ariz.)—Pictorial works.
Oatman (Ariz.)—Pictorial works.
Roadside architecture--United States--History--Pictorial works.
Seligman (Ariz.)—Pictorial works.
Signs and signboards—Arizona--Pictorial works.
Travel photography.
United States Highway 66--Pictorial works.
West (U.S.)--Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Philippe Salaün Historic Route 66 Photograph Collection (MS 585). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History

Processed by Kim Frontz.

Container List

Series 1 Route 66, 1991-1995
This series is arranged topically.
11 Route 66 – Automobiles and bridges, 1991-1995
12 Route 66 – Businesses – Arizona, 1991-1995
13 Route 66 – Businesses – New Mexico and Kansas, 1991-1995
14 Route 66 – People and animals – Arizona, 1991-1995
15 Route 66 – People and animals – New Mexico and others, 1991-1995
16 Route 66 – Historic roadside signs, 1991-1995