Route 66 Sign
Price (non-member): $45.00
Price (member): $40.50
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Own a Sign of the Times. Celebrate America’s most iconic highway. A Route 66 Sign like this marked the way from Chicago to L.A., via Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Dust Bowl refugees traversed it to California; ‘50s vacationers drove it through the Painted Desert; truckers loved that it was flat. A 40-foot stretch of Route 66 is part of our American History Museum’s America on the Move exhibit. Embossed steel. Made in the U.S.A. 16.5" x 16"
We know it when we see it. It’s casually rustic, earthen-hued and sun-baked. It’s often accented with turquoise—weaving its way in geometric textiles or inlaying sterling silver jewelry. These beautiful products are direct representations of the style that is curated, piece by piece, in the collections of our National Museums of the American Indian and American History.
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