By William Carter

Photographer, Author, Jazz Musician

Signs of the Times (2)

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Western Proclamations

After unearthing vintage Midwestern signs (see earlier blog, “America’s Corn Belt Speaks for Itself“), I found earlier traces of homespun eloquence in the Far West.  Most of the photographs below were shot during my journeys by camper across ten States, from California to Colorado, and from Canada to New Mexico.  I had been working for Sunset Books to create their best-selling Ghost Towns of the West (1971/1976).

Photographs © William Carter 1970-2012

Ghost Towns of the West 1

Ghost Town of the West 2

Ghost Town of the West 3

Ghost Town of the West 4

Ghost Town of the West 4

Ghost Town of the West 6

Ghost Town of the West 7

Ghost Town of the West 8

Ghost Town of the West 9

Ghost Town of the West 10

Ghost Town of the West 11

Ghost Town of the West 12

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Written by bywilliamcarter

June 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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  1. Wonderful photo montage….you see beauty and significance in the seemingly mundane. Always insightful, your photos capture what it means to be an American better than just about anyone else.

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    Patrick Dowlimg Dowling

    July 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm


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