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Early Vermont Postcards Collection

Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Colle...



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Postmarked Aug. 12, 1953. Mailed from Fairlee, Vermont, to Mrs. K. Skoglund, Freeport, New York. Rutledge Inn, with patrons sitting on porch, and sign "Rutledge Inn" on side of building, Fairlee, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
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Birdseye aerial view of Camp Norway, over Fairlee Lake, Fairlee, Vermont.
Topics: Camps, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
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Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
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Piles of marble slabs surround several large buildings of the Vermont Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont. There are also a steam locomotive and several flatbed railroad cars loaded with blocks of marble. There is a derrick crane and boom at the lower right and on the left side. Mount Hanley is in the distance.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
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View of town from Canaan Line House, with farms and residences lining road, Canaan, Vermont.
Topics: Canaan (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Railroad station, with sign "Middlebury" and mileages to nearby towns on either side, carts with boxed items, and man walking on track, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
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Nine cars are parked in front of the two floor Mount Mansfield Hotel, below the nose of the peak, with people standing and sitting on the porch of the hotel, near the town of Stowe, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Stowe (Vt.), Postcards
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Lincoln Park, with bandstand, fountain, and benches; building with sign "Monuments" and gravestones at right, Enosburg Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Parks, Enosburg Falls, Postcards
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Men and boys gardening with small garden sheds nearby, at Camp Passumpsic, on Lake Fairlee, Vermont.
Topics: Camp Passumpsic (Lake Fairlee, Vt.), Gardening, Postcards
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Arrowhead Mountain Lake in Milton, Vermont
Topics: Lakes, Milton (Vt.), Postcards
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View of camp buildings, with tennis court, campers, and Passumpsic River below, Passumpsic, Vermont.
Topics: Camp Passumpsic (Lake Fairlee, Vt.), Passumpsic (Vt.), Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Aftermath of trolley car barn fire in Springfield, Vermont on morning of October 18, 1908. All five of the railway's passenger cars were destroyed.
Topics: Street-railroads, Springfield, Postcards
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Lincoln Inn in Essex Junction, Vermont, with three floors and large porch on two sides. People are sitting in rocking chairs on the porch. Large American flag with 48 stars is hanging from a pole sticking out from
Topics: Hotels, Essex Junction, Postcards
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Postmarked 1930 and mailed to Mrs. Frank Farrell, 63 Pine Street, Lowell, Mass. Many cars are parked outside of stores on Main Street in Newport, Vermont. Store signs include True and Blanchard Co. Radio, J. C. Penney Co., W. T. Grant Co., Newbery Co. 5-10-25 cent store, Spears Insurance, Movies, Royal Cafe
Topics: Newport (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly in the river, with onlookers on both river banks and homes in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Postmarked June 3, 1936. Mailed to mrs. Arthur Ryan, East Main Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. "We are enjoying a short vacation in Maine. We quit our job May 15, asked for a raise and did not get it. Expect to return to Mass. next week to look for another job. My E. Pepperello Mass. address will always reach me. Sincerely, Masine L." Flooding at the railroad station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, with passenger cars on tracks, and bridges, a water tank and a smokestack in the background
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
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Church and parsonage in South Vernon, Vermont, with large piles of logs in front of parsonage
Topics: Church buildings, South Vernon, Postcards
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A man is standing on a platform at one end of the Crowley Cheese Factory in Healdville, Vermont, and he is tilting the contents of a suspended large container into another large container that is just inside the building. A horse drawn carriage is in front of the platform and an automobile is in the right foreground. Piles of empty containers for wheels of cheese may be seen through several of the windows.
Topics: Cheese factories, Healdville, Postcards
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Mailed to Miss Bessie Sivright, of Williamstown, Vermont, on October 22, 1909. Birdseye view of town from Depot Hill, with various buildings and roads visible, Marshfield, Vermont.
Topics: Marshfield (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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A row of summer cabins at the Lake Champlain Vacation Camp, North Hero, Vermont, with a car parked at the far end of the row.
Topics: Camps, North Hero (Vt.), Postcards
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Roman Catholic Church of St. Raphael in Poultney, Vermont.
Topics: St. Raphael's Catholic Church (Poultney, Vt.), Poultney (Vt.), Postcards
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Printed by Byron Y. Miller, Bethel, VT Railroad station in White River Junction, Vermont, with tracks in foreground and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center.
Topics: Railroad stations, White River Junction, Postcards
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Deep marble quarry of the Vermont Marble Company, in West Rutland, Vermont, with rail tracks leading into the distance.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
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Railroad station in Hardwick, Vermont, with several people on the platform and freight cars on the tracks.
Topics: Railroad stations, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
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Printed in Frankfort, Germany. Postmarked Nov. 11, 1907. Mailed to Mrs. Libbie D. Farrar in Warrensburgh, NY by Mrs. G. J. Hayles of 157 Ivy St. in Rutland. Railroad bridge over the falls in Center Rutland, Vermont, with locomotive and passenger cars on the bridge
Topics: Railroad bridges, Center Rutland, Postcards
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Postmarked Aug. 10, 1948. Mailed to Mrs. F.H. Warren, New Canaan, Connecticut. Big house hotel at Bonnie Oaks, on Lake Morey, Fairlee, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
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Young Men's Christian Association building in Proctor, Vermont, with cannon in front on lawn.
Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations of North America, Proctor (Vt.), Postcards
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Main Street of Readsboro, Vermont, with gas pumps in front of building with sign "Texaco Gasoline Oil" Another sign on the structure says "Drink Moxie" and a sign in a window of an adjacent building says "Readsboro Public Library" Several automobiles are parked along the street.
Topics: Readsboro (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck on October 8, 1910 near Northfield, Vermont, showing Central Vermont locomotive and a Boston & Maine freight car #772
Topics: Railroad accidents, Northfield, Postcards
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High school building, North Troy, Vermont.
Topics: High school buildings, North Troy, Postcards
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View of street, with man standing on lawn in front of house, fences and other buildings visible, North Hartland, Vermont.
Topics: North Hartland (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad station in Lyndonville, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
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Flooded street and houses in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, during flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: St. Johnsbury (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger A train carrying gravel collided with a train carrying gasoline, near West Dover, Vermont, November 8, 1926. One locomotive is resting on top of a tank car. Wreckage of other railroad cars is visible.
Topics: Railroad accidents, West Dover, Postcards
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Dining hall at Camp Passumpsic on Lake Fairlee, in Ely, Vermont
Topics: Camp Passumpsic (Lake Fairlee, Vt.), Ely (Vt.), Postcards
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Long set of steep steps leads down to the bottom of a marble quarry in West Rutland, Vermont. There is a set of tracks in the right foreground.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
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View of Caspian Lake, in Greensboro, Vermont, with homes along the shoreline on the point in the distance.
Topics: Lakes, Greensboro (Vt.), Postcards
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. Several people are standing on a handcar on the tracks.
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Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Locomotive 127 at Steamtown, Vermont, undergoing hydro test, with R. L. Grezegorowicz holding an oil can
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
Parade on September 29, 1914, through center of town with automobile floats, spectators lining street, signs reading "Welcome our annual fair", "Westminster Mens Club", Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Parades, Bellows Falls, Postcards
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High school building, with boys and girls on yard next to basketball hoop, Island Pond, Vermont.
Topics: High school buildings, Island Pond, Postcards
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Scene of the Universalist Church building burning, with heavy smoke rising from roof and tower, Glover, Vermont.
Topics: Fires, Glover, Postcards
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Mailed from Windsor, Vermont and postmarked Aug. 15m 1925, Post office and several homes along a curviing unpaved street in Brownsville, Vermont, with a man sitting on at the far left. There are signs on the side of the post office for Dartmouth chocolates, Parrot Plug, and Pippins Cigars. A Bell telephone sign is attached to a post supporting the porch of the post office
Topics: Brownsville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Printed in Germany Postcard of Middlebury, Vermont, with 12 small scenes folded under the cover: town hall; Main St. showing the Episcopal and Congregational churches; court house; Baptist Church; Library at Middlebury College; Old Chapel, Middlebury College; Warner Science Hall, Middlebury College; St. Mary's Church and rectory; Graded school; soldiers monument; R. R. bridge; the falls
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded houses and Socony gasoline storage tank in Wells River, Vermont, flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Line House, with signs, "Beecher Falls Line House", "Arthur Bouchard, Prop.", "Border Cafe: Sanitary food, lunches to take out, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco", Canadian and American flags, situated on the border of East Hereford, Quebec, and Beecher Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Beecher Falls, Postcards
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Island Park pavilion, with bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont over the Connecticut River, Brattleboro, Vermont.
Topics: Parks, Brattleboro, Postcards
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Mailed from Orleans, Vermont, to Mrs. W.S. Hutchinson, Winthrop, Massachusetts, August 26, 1940. Lake Willoughby, with cottages lining shore, Westmore, Vermont.
Topics: Willoughby Lake (Vt.), Houses, Postcards
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Chi Psi Lodge, with stone gates leading to house, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Pedestrian bridge across the Otter Creek, with Sutherland Falls in the background, in Proctor, Vermont. There is a large stone structure to the right of the falls, with a penstock adjacent to the building. A man is standing among slabs of marble outside of another structure. "This picture shows how the sand is carried on cables six miles to the mills...to help saw the marble..A horse is up there to draw the sand on a track."
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Bridges, Postcards
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Cedar Grove Hotel on the shore of Lake Bomoseen, Vermont, with people on the porch and a row of boats on a dock.
Topics: Lake Bomoseen (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with tender with a boxcar and combination car at the Alburg railroad station. There is a baggage cart on the platform and a Central Vermont car on tracks on the other side of the station. The train is west bound and will soon be on the trestle to Rouses Point, New York.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
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Buildings and facilities of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont, with many slabs of marble on the grounds and several railroad tracks, with box cars on the tracks. Sign "Vermont Marble Co." is on top of a building on the left.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, Vermont, Postcards
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Postmarked Sept. 12, 1911 and mailed to Miss Mary E. Hubbell, Morrisville,Vermont Bystanders are viewing a train wreck in East St. Johnsbury, with locomotive and coal car totally derailed and passenger partly derailed.
Topics: Railroad accidents, East St. Johnsbury, Postcards
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View of Kelley's tourist cabins in Derby Line, Vermont
Topics: Tourist camps, hostels, etc., Derby Line (Vt.), Postcards
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Mailed to Mr. Earl C. Hooker, Brandon, Vermont View of businesses and street, with signs "Glenwood Ranges", "Gasoline", Brandon, Vermont.
Topics: Brandon (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Fair through center of town, with horse-drawn carriages and automobile floats, signs "Furniture Co.", "Wales' Cash Store", spectators lining street, on October 1, 1912, Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Parades, Bellows Falls, Postcards
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Postmarked Aug. 12, 1936. Mailed from Bebee, Vermont, to Miss Emma J. Kennedy, Somerville, Massachusetts. Crystal Brook Farm, with sign, "Crystal Brook Farm, Tourists accomodated", and road-sign "Do not park on pavement", with automobiles parked in front of paved road, Derby Line, Vermont.
Topics: Farms, Derby Line (Vt.), Postcards
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Spectators are standing around the scene of a train wreck in Hardwick, Vermont, on April 10, 1907, with a locomotive and passenger car on their sides and another passenger car derailed but still upright.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
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View of bridge situated over damn, with buildings on opposite bank, including store with gas pump in front and sign "Cash store, C.H. Adams" and "Coca-cola", with two automobiles parked in front, Londonderry, Vermont.
Topics: Londonderry (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Several summer cottages and a boathouse on Long Point, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, north of Ferrisburg. Two people are sitting on two partly beached rowboats on the beach.
Topics: Lake Champlain, Cottages, Postcards
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Bird's eye view of East Barnet, Vermont, looking down on the homes and other buildings, with mountain in the background.
Topics: East Barnet (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
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Soil erosion and damaged houses on Powers Hill in Proctor, Vt., Flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
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Three men working on damaged telephone pole next to washed out railroad tracks in Passumpsic, Vermont, after the flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded Socony gasoline station and garage in Wells River, Vermont, during the flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly in the river
Topics: Railroad accidents, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
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Beecher Falls Co. building, with several automobiles in front, Beecher Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Factories, Beecher Falls, Postcards
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Mailed to Mr. Miller Lovett, of South Royalton, Vermont, on July 20, 1911. Munger Street School class photo, with children posing, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: School children, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
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Four men are leaning against a railing at the top of the Vermont Marble Company quarry in Proctor, Vermont, looking down at two men standing under a huge block of marble suspended above them on a cable. There is a long set of wooden steps on the left, going from the top to the bottom of the quarry.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
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The gorge at Cavendish, Vermont
Topics: Gorges, Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
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Two horse-drawn buggies are in front of the W. P. Eames store and post office, with a large grinding wheel on the right side of the porch. Other buildings are on both sides of the store and there is a fountain and benches in front of the store in a grassy area with a few trees.
Topics: Stores, retail, Newfane (Vt.), Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the background is the Winooski
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Haskell Library and Opera House, with automobiles parked in front of dirt road, Derby Line, Vermont, and Rock Island, Quebec.
Topics: Libraries, Derby Line (Vt.), Postcards