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A&W Root Beer Family statues holding American flags and standing on top of an old truck in front of a trailer park along Interstate 44 near Rolla, Missouri.


A&W Root Beer Family

This family of hamburger loving people sculptures stood in front of a trailer park along Interstate 44 on the east side of Rolla, Missouri. I found them on my way back to Santa Fe after taking my son home to his mother in Indiana.

In January, 2011 I received an email from Debra Jane Seltzer, a woman who has been photographing these old statues all over the USA. She told me the story of these statues, which were used by A&W Root Beer Restaurants starting in 1963. They were replaced by a new mascot, a bear, in 1974. Her website says that some A&W locations had the Burger Family statues in place long after the parent company ordered them removed.

The ones that I photographed are no longer on display. The teenage boy statue was stolen in 2009, and the owner removed the other members of the family in 2010. I made my photograph in the summer of 2007.





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