What’s so wonderful about a photograph is that looking at it, unless you were there, it will always be out of context, something new to feast your eyes on. Images can transport us to different decades, lifestyles and experiences. We can go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, pin up our favorite celebrities and now we can go on this peculiar postcard road-trip. Bags Unlimited carries the right gear to protect this history, because like all images with time they will discolor and fade.
Let’s take a tour through some odd (and often uninviting) destinations in the U.S. from decades past. If you have a penchant for nostalgia, old postcards or just the unusual, these might actually be fun destinations off-the-beaten path. Behold, the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina.
Behold, the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina. Not the only giant roadside chair in the US, but the only one that can boast it was sat in by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Thomasville calls itself “Chair City” and “Chair Capital of the South” – so, I suppose it made sense to erect a gigantic chair here.
There have been a number of giant chairs built – each battling to be the biggest. The World’s Largest Log Chair is said to be in Deadwood, South Dakota. “Big John” in Franklin, Indiana was said to be the World’s Largest Rocking Chair until it was unseated (pun intended) by one in Casey, Illinois. The “Chair of the Giants” is in Sugarcreek, Ohio, and the World’s Largest Office Chair finds its home in Anniston, Alabama…. It’s an odd tradition, but the war rages on to this day.
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