The National Road: a Photographic Journey


Clarence Carvell


US Route 40 was the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway and is the most historic transportation corridor in the United States. Each twist and turn of this scenic route reveals a cultural landscape that traces back hundreds of years. Join photographer Clarence Carvell for a leisurely journey along America’s most historic byway in The National Road . . . a photographic journey.

Since 1991, Carvell has studied and documented the numerous historical treasures along the National Road, including classic inns, tollhouses, bridges, stores, and scenic vistas. Readers will experience the past and present through Carvell’s richly detailed, poignant images. Accompanied by the author’s own informative narrative, The National Road . . . a photographic journey peels away the layers of history that characterize this national landmark.