Today’s feature image is an interesting early-1960s exercise in time-exposure photography. The picture captures the movement of automobile head and taillights in the parking lot at the northern side of the Westgate Shopping Center located in Asheville, North Carolina. The Shopping Center has survived and is between Cliff Street and the Westgate Parkway next to the French Broad River about two miles west of the center of the City. The Bank of Asheville building has not survived.
The majority of the vehicles in the scene date to the fifties although there are a number of early-1960s cars visible along with a Model “A” and a mid-1930s Ford sedan. Note the couple on the far-right sitting in a 1950s Packard with the lights on who apparently did not move at all while the time-exposure was taken.
Share with us what you find of interest in this Huge M. Morton photograph courtesy of the East Carolina University Collections.
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