Wilton in the Golden Age of Postcards

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For over the past one hundred years, postcards have served as an invaluable resource for people to commemorate a place and communicate its importance to friends and family at the other end of the mailbox. Wilton, Connecticut, like so many other cities and small towns across the country, has enjoyed being the subject for a variety of pictures, which serve as a wonderful treasure for remembering lost landscapes and historic buildings, homes, and other structures that have been sacrificed to "progress" and development. Wilton gives the reader an opportunity to observe another world, to look into the very eyes of today's ancestors and see their struggles, their successes, their pains, and their passions.
ISBN: 9780738590325
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Virginia and Laurie Bepler, a mother and daughter team, have searched flea markets, boxes in attics, and the local historical society's archives to put together a fascinating collection of rare and forgotten images that give wonderful insight into the past identity of Wilton. In this volume, old-time automobiles roam unpaved streets in the shadows of turn-of-the-century architecture, and citizens appear again in their antiquated fashions and memorable styles.
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