McClellan Street

© Peter Turnley

These photographs of McClellan Street by David and Peter Turnley, taken in 1972-73, help us understand how America came to be the country that it is today.
by John G. Morris

Peter Turnley's Introduction
McClellan Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a three-block-long street just on the edge of the downtown area of one of America's heartland industrial cities, is far away from where I am sitting as I write this in Paris, and a great distance from a world three decades later that includes instantaneous e-mail exchanges, 24-hour cable television, and a certain global modernism that makes things begin to look the same almost wherever one goes.
by Peter Turnley

David Turnley's Introduction
At the tail end of the late Sixties, a generation was in the streets protesting the war in Vietnam. My sense of the world was of one in turmoil, but one with tremendous idealism. The two important visions of the time, John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "We are all created equal" were central themes in the way we were raised.
by David Turnley

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