Pumpkin, Spice, and Everything Nice: The Fall Season Along the National Scenic Byways

As the leaves start to change with the seasons, we can take this time to enjoy the cooler temperatures and fall foliage. Fittingly, the fall season may be some of the best times to explore the country through photographs, and there is no doubt the National Scenic Byways of the United States are home to some of the most scenic landscapes across the country. The series of photographs that most accurately illustrate these landscapes is 406-NSB: Digital Photographs Relating to America’s Byways, ca. 1995 – ca. 2013. The photos within 406-NSB were produced by the National Scenic Byways Program of the Federal Highway Administration, and can be found in the holdings of the Still Picture Branch. Included in the entirely digitized series are photographs displaying all seasons throughout 150 roads in the United States, which were designated as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads.

To view the entire series of 406-NSB, visit our online catalog.


Autumn Reflections on the North Umpqua River
Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway – Autumn Reflections on the North Umpqua River. Local Identifier: 406-NSB-112-S20080-02.jpg; National Archives Identifier: 7721386


Uncompahgre Gorge
San Juan Skyway – Uncompahgre Gorge. Local Identifier: 406-NSB-116-UncompahgreGorge1.jpg; National Archives Identifier: 7721526



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The photographs included in this post have no known copyright restrictions. However, please note that approximately 30% of photographs within the series 406-NSB: Digital Photographs Relating to America’s Byways, ca. 1995 – ca. 2013, have copyright restrictions. If you have any questions about the images in this post or the holdings of the Still Picture Branch, please contact us at stillpix@nara.gov.



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*Because so many of our requests for information cite credits and captions that appear in published works, the inclusion of a photo number in hard copy and electronic publications is of great assistance to both us and the public.

Examples of preferred credit lines are as follows:

  • National Archives photo no. 210-G-C241
  • Credit National Archives (photo no. 83-G-41368)
  • Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 83-G-41430
  • National Archives (210-G-A14)

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