Postcards from Route 66 is a visual reference that documents the evolution of the famous highway and its equally famous roadside stops, as well as a historical record of the time period, complete with many notes both hastily scribbled and thoughtfully composed by Route 66 travelers through the decades. Route 66 historian Joe Sonderman has curated the 400 very best out of his 20,000 postcard archive to document a journey through the decades.Year by year, state by state, from East to West, visit landmark stops like the Rock Village Court, the Meramec Caverns, Mule Trading Post, and Wigwam Village in cities that include Chicago, Springfield, Amarillo, Tucumcari, Flagstaff, Barstow, Santa Monica, and many, many more.
Joe Sonderman has authored eleven books on Route 66. He is the editor of the Route 66 Association of Missouri's Show Me Route 66 magazine and is the author of many articles for Route 66 magazine. He has also written books on the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and two others on the history of St. Louis.
Additionally, Sonderman assisted the Autry Museum with its recent exhibition on Route 66 and is currently working with the Missouri History Museum on a Route 66 exhibit. He has a collection of more than ten thousand vintage Route 66 images, as well as hundreds of original photos.
A St. Louis radio personality and traffic reporter for more than 25 years, Joe Sonderman maintains a website of Route 66 postcards (www.66postcards.com) and is the author of four books on the history of America's Mother Road. He now works at the Missouri Department of Transportation, watching the roads of today while treasuring those of yesteryear. www.facebook.com/joe.sonderman.5