October 22, 2021

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‘Long Way Home’ show returns as memorial to museum founder Lankton

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CLINTON – To commemorate the life of the Museum of Russian Icons’ founder, Gordon Lankton, the show “The Very long Way Household: A Photographic Journey,” is remaining revived. Featuring additional than 40 photographs taken by Lankton during a life-altering motorcycle vacation to 24 distinctive nations around the world across Europe and Asia in the mid-1950s, the exhibition will be on look at July 29 by means of Oct. 3.

The display was at first on exhibit in July 2020, when the museum reopened soon after the pandemic.

Gordon Lankton, Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 6, 1956, photographer unknown. This is one of the images in 'The Long Journey Home,' returning to the Museum of Russian Icons in July.

On Nov. 6, 1956, armed with a digicam, maps, passport, C-Rations, a finances of $5 for each working day ($3 foods, $1 sleeping, $1 for gasoline and almost everything else) and very little else, 25-12 months-aged Lankton remaining Frankfurt, Germany, on an NSU bike and started an experience that would influence the route he would choose for the subsequent 50 yrs. 

This journey from Germany to Japan prompted him to replicate on international relations and conceptualize the throughout the world company and museum that he would 1 working day construct.  

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