Sunday, July 08, 2018

Main Street USA

Barry Gfeller was a loner throughout his life. As a child he began collecting paper packaging and labels as well as paperback books and magazines. Gfeller lived and died in his childhood home in Camus, Washington and never married. When he was in his forties he began to to take driving vacations during his two week summer vacation period during which he photographed America's main streets.

At the time of his death in 1999 he left 50,000 of these photos behind. They document an America that no longer exists, evoking nostalgia. The current owner is seeking a permanent home for the Collection in a museum, gallery or archive where it will be available to students, researchers and the public.


Thanks Bruce!

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