Jun 18, 2014
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Postcards from Connecticut's Past Released by Digital Public Library of America

Postcards from Connecticut's Past Released by Digital Public Library of America

All images courtesy of Boston Public Library, via Digital Commonwealth and DPLA

Connecticut River and bridge, Hartford, Conn. (Click to enlarge)

Imgur and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) have recently made available a collection of summertime postcards from across the United States. The collection is part of the "Summer of Archives" project where collected images from America's past are shared.

According to DPLA, "These vintage linen color postcards, printed by Tichnor Brothers Inc. (Boston) and held at the Boston Public Library, are perfect little glimpses into America’s favorite summertime locales circa 1930-1945." Included are numerous images from Connecticut destinations.

It's a terrific collection with a nice summer feel. We explored a bit and here are some of our favorites from around Connecticut, including many destinations and businesses that no longer grace the state landscape.
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

See more images at the New Haven Register, Middletown Press and Torrington Register Ciitzen.

P.S. Having fun—send more pics!

 

Postcards from Connecticut's Past Released by Digital Public Library of America

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