…I find myself defending McDonald’s. That’s because I have been around so long that I well remember traveling up and down the East Coast before the days of the Interstate and McDonald’s – when you paid your money, and took your chances and most of the time got screwed when you stopped along the way to have something to eat at a ‘Mom and Pop’ restaurant. When McDonald’s first came along I knew where every one of them between Jacksonville, NC and Jacksonville, Fl was. And I was always glad to stop there and spend my money, knowing in advance what the food would be like, and not be afraid of getting an upset stomach. Along that part of the East Coast they were probably also the first, or among the first, businesses who would have an integrated workforce and not have up signs that said ‘We reserve the right to refuse to serve……’
The photo is of the highway going through Perry, Florida. It’s from my ‘archives’ and I just reworked it a bit. Working on it I realized that I had several ‘McDonald’ photos I like, but they are not easy to find in my clutter of photo folders; need to pull them together some day!
christian harkness on Spring Break….. Anonymous on Spring Break….. Dave on Southern Glossary….. christian harkness on Testing…… Simon Howlett on Testing……
- 79,957 hits
- aquaculture Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper Hot Press Arches Cover Arches Watercolor HP architecture Art artist's book arts berlin bicycle bird-dog bird-dog boats black & white Brooks Jensen Canson Montval cedar key cedar key photography clam farming clamming color photography commercial fishing contact print cyanotype Dan Burkholder digital digital negative digital photography documentary druckstelle film photography Florida Fuji Neopan 1600 gulf of mexico Hand Made highway 19/98 highway culture highway venacular Ilford MG IV RC Japanese Stab Book Binding kraft paper landscape landscape photography Letting go of the Camera lumen Made in the USA Made With Paper motels nature oystermen paper negatives Photographers on Tumblr photography pinhole pinhole photography portrait printmaking Rodney Smith Santa Barbara Pinhole slow exposure Smithsonian South by Southeast Photomagazine southern photography Southern Road spanish moss street photography Suwannee River Delta SXSE Magazine T-Max 3200 Tallahassee The Way We Worked video waterwomen Yashica FXS-3 Zero 2000 zine