The photos that I upload to Flickr are just a small sampling of what you'll find at my website (click on logo):
There's also the blog for bigger roadtrips with photos that you won't find at my website. These blog photos appear at my roadsidenut Flickr account.
99% of what I upload to Flickr is nearly "virtual" (taken that day & uploaded that night while I'm traveling). You can follow along with where I'm at and where I'm heading at each trip's Flickr map which is updated daily. Upcoming trips are listed here.
If you'd like to be "tweeted" when the dogs and I head off on roadtrips so you can follow along here at Flickr or the blog, my Twitter account is here.
Please do not use my Flickr or website photos for any purpose (blogs, publications, etc.) without my permission.
My Flickr Groups
These are the groups that I have started and moderate daily.
Bus Station Architecture
Dog N Suds Drive-ins (buildings & signs)
Egyptian Revival Architecture
Firestone Tire Stores
Imperial 400 Motels
Mid-Century Architecture (Non-Residential)
Old "Real" Diners
Vintage Car Showrooms
Vintage Gas Stations
Pure Oil Cottage Stations
Foster's Freeze Ice Cream
Masonic Lodge Signs
Neon Sweet Tooth
Opal Glass Signs
Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs
Fairy Tale Parks / Santa Parks
Vintage Mini Golf
Begging Dogs / Trick Dogs
My life revolves around my four dogs. They accompany me on all my roadtrips. The "agility" part of my screen name comes from the sport (obstacle courses) that I trained for and competed in with my dogs for more than ten years. Although I no longer compete, my dogs are very active and I spend a good part of each day entertaining them (and being entertained by them).
I recently moved back to California after spending most of my adult life in New York City. If you still want to know more about my roadtrips, the website, my dogs and/or me, check out this blog interview by TeamSmallDog. Or check out the About page at my website. I hope you enjoy my photos and sharing in my adventures.
- Wildwood Doo Wop 1,696 photos, 119 members
- Mountain View Diners 86 photos, 5 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 103 photos, 233 members
- Opal Glass signs 69 photos, 43 members
- Vintage Jewelry Signs 112 photos, 26 members
- Sign Of The Cactus 51 photos, 7 members
- Muffler Men and other Roadside Statues and Tourist Attractions. 3,162 photos, 212 members
- Neon Furniture Signs (vintage only) 169 photos, 29 members
- Sign of the Fish (Giant Fish and Signage) 180 photos, 24 members
- Sign of the Goose (Giant Geese and Signage) 41 photos, 5 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 268 photos, 222 members
- Thin-shell Structures 859 photos, 114 members
- North Carolina Vintage Signs 788 photos, 51 members
- Ghost Neon Signs 5,409 photos, 467 members
- Vintage Appliances [PHOTOS & ADS] 2,192 photos, 569 members
- "Club" Signs 812 photos, 43 members
- Motel Signs that Contain "AIR CONDITIONED" 235 photos, 44 members
- All Skate! (vintage skating signs) 62 photos, 48 members
- Dog n Suds (buildings & signs) 72 photos, 38 members
- Modern Architecture: In the Round 82 photos, 35 members
- Five-Pointed Star 311 photos, 27 members
- Liquor Signs - Neon, Painted, Plastic Liquor Store & Bar Signs 1,778 photos, 279 members
- Art Deco The Deliciously Detailed To The Sublime Streamline 14,586 photos, 697 members
- Modern School Architecture 320 photos, 46 members
- Egyptian Revival Architecture 227 photos, 87 members
- Imperial 400 Motels 97 photos, 49 members
- Pizza Chef Caricature 192 photos, 44 members
- Phillips66 Piers/Batwings 239 photos, 42 members
- Lost (buildings, homes, vintage signs) 5,448 photos, 132 members
- Pure Oil Cottages (gas station buildings) 212 photos, 74 members
- Brass Under Foot 350 photos, 57 members
- Sign of the Pig (Giant Pigs and Signage) 330 photos, 239 members
- Recent Past Preservation Network 281 photos, 71 members
- workin' at the car wash 331 photos, 120 members
- Neon "Extensions" (vintage signs) 437 photos, 96 members
- Come Stay at the Western (Motel/Hotel) 170 photos, 37 members
- Lost American & Canadian Architecture 722 photos, 74 members
- Vintage Amoco/Standard Oil 575 photos, 86 members
- Sign of the Chicken (Giant Chickens & Signage) 267 photos, 97 members
- Restored, Refurbished, Reused (buildings, signs, homes) 268 photos, 26 members
- Roadside News 376 photos, 97 members
- The Sixties Turning Fifty - NORCAL 805 photos, 42 members
- Neon Vancouver 1,148 photos, 158 members
- Roadside America 42,010 photos, 1,451 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,591 photos, 185 members
- Society for Commercial Archeology 13,856 photos, 428 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 780 photos, 181 members
- Signs With Balls 456 photos, 71 members
- Sign of the Cow (Giant Cows & Signage) 636 photos, 416 members
- shoe repair 207 photos, 75 members
"For those of us who love old neon signs, roadside attractions and the unique Americana that was produced in the last century no one has found or cataloged more of this than Debra Jane Seltzer the amount of miles she has traveled through small towns, large cities and everything in between is truly amazing ............. the work that Debra does takes time and a lot of effort including the research explaining about the images you have the opportunity to view.
Many of the things and places shown on her stream are closed and I'm sure quite a few of them no longer even exist so in this regard we are lucky to have someone document so well what used to be.
In closing do yourself a favor and check out the wonderful body of work that Debra Jane has done here on flicker or on her various websites which I also enjoy and you certainly will too"
22nd August, 2011
Vintage Roadside says:
"Debra Jane has quietly put together one of the most important records of 20th Century America. The photos are wonderful, but the research she puts together for these places is the real gem.
So, for all the miles on the road, days away from home, money spent on gas and the countless hours of overtime that make these trips possible - thank you!"
6th November, 2009
disposable photography says:
"I've followed Debra Jane Seltzer's photographic odyssey across America and Canada. I've never seen anything quite like her dedication to a vision before. I can't imagine the number of hours spent researching, compiling, planning, mapping, driving, shooting, downloading, correcting, sorting, uploading, archiving and commenting on the images she has recorded each year. Has she mastered space and time to put 48 hours into a day? Perhaps!
She is single handedly saving a vision in America's time that is a rapidly disappearing reality. Give her a hand. Send her your thoughts on things to be saved during her photographic journeys. Those that do will be helping academics that will be teaching your grandchildren 25 years in future. I know some day Debra Jane will be recognized as a national resource. In my opinion she already is."
15th February, 2009
"There are alot of people who photograph roadside arcitecture on Flickr, but there is only one master and that master is Agilitynut. There is no one with a larger collection of roadside pictures or knowledge bar none. I envy her sense of adventure."
22nd October, 2007
Dania Hurley says:
"agilitynut is out there doing God's work every day. She's documenting every last little thing built during the 20th century that made America unique, distinctive or most importantly, fun. As every day, someone else decides to paint over something wonderful or tear it down, she is saving these signs, buildings, and roadside attractions so that we can all see it whenever we'd like.
Keep up the good work, please, Debra - your entire photostream is a joy."
6th October, 2007
This Flickerite has the finest collection of Roadside Attractions photographed by one person. The subjects are Old Signs (Neon& Steel), Roadside Giants, Diners, Gas Stations, Drive-In Theatres and various other fading and forgotten roadside landmarks of the the 20th Century. There is much historic research and interesting facts included with all the images. For a look at this extensive collections of FAVS visit her site at www.RoadsideArchi...
I hope that she can keep doing this work for a long time to come. This is the "Real Thing", a body of work we can all trust as a authentic glimpse into the life on the streets of America in the 20th Century.
31st December, 2006
- Debra Jane Seltzer
- September 2005
- Ventura, CA