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Photographer sending Route 66 Polaroids to contributors

A couple that will honeymoon along Route 66 for three weeks in June will send unique Polaroid photographs to contributors of their Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign already is a success, with more than $1,200 raised. The fundraising goal was $1,000, and 29 days still remain in the campaign. However, those wishing to receive the photos can by contributing with pledges ranging from $10 to $250.

Eric Swanger, who is traveling the route with his fiancee Sarah, wrote:

Rather than self-publishing a book of our photos via a vanity press many months after the trip, we want to send the original, one-of-a-kind photos to you from one our many stops along Route 66.

We want to travel Route 66, take photos with vintage Polaroids and send them to people – friends, family, even strangers. Each photo will necessarily be a one of a kind, you will have the only copy in existence. We won’t even have one! . Each will be taken along Route 66 and will in some way capture the essence of the old road.

This isn’t the first attempt to document the Mother Road with Polaroid images. Christopher Robleski published his “Fading Nostalgia” book of Route 66 signs.

Still, Swanger’s bid to essentially give away the images is unique.

If Swanger’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he traveled Route 66 in a Vespa scooter in 2008.


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