Vermont March 20, 2018
These 14 Photos Of Vermont From The Early 1900s Are Beyond Fascinating
Life was a lot different in the early 1900’s… Or was it? We have found some early photos of VT from this time period that gives us a glimpse into the past. While technology has certainly changed things over time, there are some things that are still the same. From farming to recreation, let’s take a look back and see what’s changed and what has stayed the same.
1. Classic homes like this are still found - and made - throughout Vermont.
2. Vermont has always been a photo taking paradise, and this tin-type photographer at the Morrisville fair in the 1930's would agree.
3. Skiing remains a favorite pastime during the winter here. You'll still see skis stacked up outside of the lodge at Mount Mansfield just as they were then!
4. As much as we love the snow, we usually keep our layers on while taking a break. Pictured are a few skiers relaxing outside the rangers hut on Mt. Mansfield in the sun.
5. Silos on farms are still used today like this one in Eden Mills.
6. Town meeting day! This photo shows townspeople listening to discussion and balloting during town meeting in Woodstock.
7. Our beloved Long Trail is just as beautiful today as it was when it was created. Here are some trail markers in Eden Mills taken in 1937.
8. Vermonters have always loved their fairs... Although the attractions have changed a bit from this one in Rutland.
9. The town greens are still the popular spot in town for a gathering.
10. At the fairs, we love to proudly show off our stock and check out others. Much of the talk at this fair in Albany seems to be about the livestock here.
11. Along with the fairs, parades still draw big crowds, too.
12. You can still find treasures at your local auctions like this one in Hyde Park.
13. Car stalled after snowstorm? Unfortunately, it's still accurate.
14. Perhaps our favorite photo is this one of a few old timers catching up at their local general store. Does this still happen? Ay Yup!