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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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Sent from Bellows Falls, Vermont, to Mrs. Charles E. Raymond, Schenedtady, New York. Parade on October 4, 1910, with floats, horse-drawn carriages, and spectators lining streets, in front of building with sign reading, "Hotel Windham", in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Parades, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Washed out railroad tracks at Bolton Falls, Vermont, and telephone poles and a couple houses in the far distance.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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63 Park St., signs visible, "Drug store", "A.O. Putnam Jeweler & Optician", "Cigars J.S. Clark Tobacco", Severy & Robinson", "Collins & Needham", "Hardware & Stoves", "Stop here Gasoline", "Crawford", "Ray & Co.", horse-drawn carriages, and the Brandon Inn to the right, Brandon, Vermont.
Topics: Brandon (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Craftsbury Common, with United Church of Christ at left, gazebo in center, and other buildings surrounding, Craftsbury, Vermont.
Topics: Parks, Craftsbury, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Railroad bridge over the Otter Creek, with buildings on shore at right, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Printed text on verso: SOUVENIR PICTURE of the amusement center of Richford. A good place to spend your evenings. The best of pictures, good music, and the most up-to-date teatre in northern Vermont. Make the Park your theatre. Park Theatre in Richford, Vermont, with billboards for the movie "The Cheater Reformed," starring William Russell
Topics: Motion Picture Theaters, Richford, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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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
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Several cars are parked in front of the Derby Line Hotel, with a sign from a pillar, " U S Customs Stop. U. S. Immigration Office. Autos and Teams and all persons coming from Canada stop here."
Topics: Hotels, Derby Line (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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A main is standing in front of twin snow rollers that are hitched to a team of six horses in front of the Smith and Worthen livery & sale stable in Morrisville, Vermont
Topics: Snowplows, Morrisville (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Lizzie Curler, of Richmond, Vermont, on November 25, 1910. Depot Square, business district with buildings lining dirt roads, automobiles and pedestrians visible, signs "Pearl theater", and "Northfield House", bridge visible in distance, Northfield, Vermont.
Topics: Central business districts, Northfield, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Mailed to Mr. Williams Hayes, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. East Street, with automobiles parked along sidwalk on paved roadway, signs on buildings "Daylight bakery", "I.G.A. Stores", and "Harnes shoe repairing", words painted on trucks "Northfield Coal Co.", and "Kraft K Cheese, Mayonnaise", hills in distance, Northfield, Vermont.
Topics: Northfield (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Birdseye view of the Island in the middle of Island Pond, with fields visible beyond and in foreground, Island Pond, Vermont.
Topics: Islands, Island Pond, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Corner of South Street and Center Street, dirt roads with residences lining, Lyndonville, Vermont.
Topics: Lyndonville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Methodist Church at right and parsonage at left, North Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
Topics: Methodist church buildings, Ferrisburgh, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Birdseye view of town buildings and roads, Morrisville, Vermont.
Topics: Morrisville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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The Laplant House, with sign "LaPlant House" and "Hotel", with automobile parked beside, Montgomery, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Montgomery, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Grand Lodge I.O.G.T., 1907, with members of the I.O.G.T. (International Organization of Good Templars), lined in front wearing ribbons, Marshfield, Vermont.
Topics: Marshfield (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Gorge over the Winooski River, in Middlesex, Vermont.
Topics: Winooski River (Vt.), Gorges, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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North Main St., with buildings lining dirt road, Manchester, Vermont.
Topics: Manchester (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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View of the First Congregational Church in McIndoe Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Congregational churches, McIndoe Falls, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
President Monroe's coach, at the Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Carriages and carts, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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General David Robinson's House, erected 1795, with white pickett fence, Old Bennington, Vermont.
Topics: Dwellings, Bennington (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Steamer "Vermont", at dock in Burlington, Vermont.
Topics: Steamboats, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Birdseye view of town, with buildings, and church visible, surrounded by mountains, East Dover, Vermont.
Topics: East Dover (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Birdseye view of town buildings, and bridge over New Haven River, Lincoln, Vermont, with Mt. Abe in the distance.
Topics: Lincoln (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Birdseye view of town buildings and barns, Jamaica, Vermont.
Topics: Jamaica (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Title assigned by cataloger. Old Stone House in Brownington, Vermont, built by Alexander Twilight, the first black person to graduate from an American college.
Topics: Brownington, (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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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
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Maple Cottage at Bread Loaf, Ripton, Vermont.
Topics: Hotels, Ripton (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Mountain Maid, tourist motorboat, with cliffs behind, on Lake Willoughby, Vermont.
Topics: Willoughby Lake (Vt.), Boats, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Congregational Church parsonage, with other buildings surrounding, Ludlow, Vermont.
Topics: Parsonages, Ludlow (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Postmarked Aug. 5, 1919 and mailed from East Charleston. Sent to Mrs. Bert Morey, in Windsor, Vermont Echo Inn in East Charleston, Vermont, with two women standing on the second floor balcony and three men sitting on the first floor porch. Garage is off to the right side.
Topics: East Charleston (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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View of town from Bear Hill, with various buildings and fields visible, Grafton, Vermont.
Topics: Grafton (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Rock Island on Lake Champlain, with gazebo on top, Vermont shoreline visible, Highgate Springs, Vermont.
Topics: Islands, Lake Champlain, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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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
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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View of lake with dirt road running alongside, Lake Dunmore, Vermont.
Topics: Dunmore, Lake (Vt.), Roads, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Washed out Central Vermont Railroad bridge in Montpelier, Vermont, Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Flooded street in Montpelier, Vermont, with post office and courthouse in foreground, Flood of Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flood waters and damaged houses in Wells River, Vermont, Flood of 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Washout of Central Vermont Railway Co. tracks in Northfield, Vermont on Nov. 3, 1927.
Topics: Northfield (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Damaged houses and Socony gasoline storage tank, Wells River, Vermont, Flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont, with train arriving and horse-drawn carriages in foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Chester, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Rutland Railroad train wreck outside of Bennington, Vermont, on September 7, 1912.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Bennington (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Central Vermont Railway station in Sharon, Vermont, with the White River and hills in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Sharon, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont, with large American flag flying outside and railroad cars on the tracks in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Proctor, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Mailed to T. S. Dean, 6 Masonic Temple, Burlington, Vt. Congregational Church in Dorset, Vermont
Topics: Congregational churches, Dorset (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
View of Lake Champlain from Watch Point Inn in Shoreham, Vermont, with the Adirondacks in the distance in New York state.
Topics: Lake Champlain, Shoreham (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Boys are sitting around a campfire ring at Camp Passumpsic on Lake Fairlee, in Ely, Vermont
Topics: Camp Passumpsic (Lake Fairlee, Vt.), Ely (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Reunion in Cavendish, Vermont in 1916 in remembrance of the Twenty Mile Encampment on the line of the British Military Road built by order of General Amherst from Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH to Crown Point and Ticonderoga
Topics: Crown Point Road (Vt.), Cavendish (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Eight-sided fountain with a rock pile spraying water in the center in the village green in Fair Haven, Vermont, with a gazebo nearby and a large cannon on a stone pedestal in the background. Several stores with awnings can be seen on the left and homes are visible in the background
Topics: Fair Haven (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Two people are sitting on the porch of the Caspian Lake House, in Greensboro, Vermont. The post office is in the building next to the hotel and there are benches on the porch and an outside stairwell leading to the porch on the second floor.
Topics: Hotels, Greensboro (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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dirt road leads to a small bridge with a store on the left with many barrels and crates on the porch and a small sign, "Public Station". There is a hammock on the porch on the second floor. The building on the right has a pile of logs next to it.
Topics: Londonderry (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Postmarked Johnson, Aug 29, 1939 and mailed to Mrs. E. F. Barnes, 233 Station St., Cranston, R. I. Birdseye view of Johnson, Vermont
Topics: Johnson (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Opera Hall in Irasburg, Vermont
Topics: Opera houses, Irasburg, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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A car is parked in front of Hoag's general store on Grand Isle, Vermont, and a flat bed truck with large milk cans is parked at the side. A sign on the side of the store says "Post Office"
Topics: Stores, retail, Grand Isle (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Two well dressed women are standing next to an unpaved tree-lined street in Greensboro, Vermont, with several homes visible on the left side of the street.
Topics: Greensboro (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Union Church with automobile parked in front, Plymouth, Vermont.
Topics: Union Christian Church (Plymouth, Vt.), Plymouth (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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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
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Postmarked 1950 and mailed to Karl Herbert Guibord, Rupert, Vermont Passengers can be seen on both the upper and lower deck of the steamer Anthemis on Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont
Topics: Lake Steamers, Lake Memphremagog, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Campers are working in the garden with gardening tools at Camp Passumpsic. There are two cabins nearby.
Topics: Camp Passumpsic (Lake Fairlee, Vt.), Lakes, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Two churches and a cemetery appear in the foreground in West Rutland, Vermont, and the extensive marble quarries of the Vermont Marble Company appear behind them. There are many homes and a church in the distance.
Topics: West Rutland (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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A pair of horses is coming out of one of the buildings and there are large piles of cut marble slabs in the foreground. "The quarries extend way out under the church and schoolhouse you see in the picture. Some are so far under ground that they have to pump air in to them all the time."
Topics: Marble industry and trade, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Postmarked Sept 5, 1933, Brandon, VT. Mailed to Miss M. H. Manning, The Huddersfield, Portland, Maine Birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas, who ran against Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860. His birthplace is on route 7 in Brandon, Vermont, next to a church, on the left side of the picture.
Topics: Birthplaces, Brandon (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Addressed to Mrs. Gertrude P. Wills, Harmony, ME "Arrived here at 8 pm Monday. Everyone seems pretty well now. Much better than a week ago. Probably will be home Friday night. Love, Norman" Main Street of Briston, Vermont, with a tractor and several cars parked diagonally at the edge. Storefront signs include N. F. Dunshee & Son dry goods and Rexall drugs store on the south side and Drugs on the north side. The clock at the top of the bell tower in the distance reads 10:40. The...
Topics: Bristol (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Unpaved road with several homes on the right side of the road. A gazebo and horse and buggy are in the distance
Topics: Burke (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Postmarked Richmond, Feb. 1908 (?) and addressed to Miss M. L. Farrand, Essex, Vermont. The message says, "It snows here. The roads are bad up this way. When any of you come up bring Aunt some soda mint tablets." Railroad station in Richmond, Vermont, with Central Vermont caboose #56 on the tracks with a freight car and a Richmond sign on the end of the station. A bandstand is in the small park in the foreground with four park benches nearby and a fence next to the sidewalk.
Topics: Railroad stations, Richmond, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Main Street of Putnamville, Vermont, with a car parked in front of the porch of a building in the left foreground. There appears to be a gas pump on the porch.
Topics: Putnamville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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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
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Man entering the front of the three story office building of the Vermont Marble Company. Windows have awnings and there are slabs of marble on the ground in front of the building.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Homes on both sides of unpaved Main Street in Gaysville and there are additional homes beyond a small bridge.
Topics: Gaysville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Front view of the three story school in East Dorset, Vermont, with a fence on the left and a large elm tree on the right.
Topics: Schools, East Dorset, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 61 and tender on a turntable at the Rutland Railroad's Malone, New York roundhouse.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Postmarked Sep 25, 1913 and addressed to Master James Tudhope, Norge, North Dakota. Three men in a narrow boat in an inlet on Lake Champlain, North Hero island, Vermont
Topics: North Hero (Vt.), Lake Champlain, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Railroad yards with a string of railroad cars and coal tower are under water in Brattleboro, Vermont, during the flood of November 5, 1927
Topics: Floods, Brattleboro, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
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Row of homes on Main Street in Dorset, Vermont
Topics: Dorset (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection