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A pair of metal lawn chairs outside a room at the Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucamcari, New Mexico.


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Blue Swallow Motel

Each room at the Blue Swallow Motel on old Route 66 in Tucamcari, New Mexico has a pair of these classic metal chairs on the sidewalk.

I began photographing chairs like these when I was a teenager, when I began photographing the pair of them that sat beside my grandparents' house. They always seem to come in pairs, like a contented couple.

The owners of the motel told me that these chairs are new ones. There are still a couple of companies making them today in the United States. Walmart even sold them one summer a few years ago! I have a collection of old ones that I bought inexpensively at garage sales. Antique stores charge high prices for old ones, and the new ones are quite expensive too. A beautiful classic design that has remained popular for decades!





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SKU Print Size Framed or Unframed Price Qty.
tucamcari-chairs-large-framed 15x15 inch Framed $700.00
tucamcari-chairs-large-unframed 15x15 inch Unframed $500.00
tucamcari-chairs-medium-framed 11x11 inch Framed $475.00
tucamcari-chairs-medium-unframed 11x11 inch Unframed $350.00
tucamcari-chairs-small-framed 7x7 inch Framed $325.00
tucamcari-chairs-small-unframed 7x7 inch Unframed $200.00






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