Comments on “Summer in Fairfield County Connecticut

    Garretton April 21, 2010 @ 5:19 AM:

    Summer can’t come quick enough ! Great photo’s, thankyou

    Jakeon April 21, 2010 @ 5:46 AM:

    Good times.

    Paulon April 21, 2010 @ 8:07 AM:

    Being from the area – I love these photos – and can identify with the scenes – nice work.

    Bruce Barberon April 21, 2010 @ 8:44 AM:


    Mark Gleasonon April 21, 2010 @ 11:13 AM:

    I was raised in this area, and I’ll tell ya, things are not that different in Darien, New Canaan or Westport today.

    Mister Kenon April 21, 2010 @ 12:40 PM:

    I continue to suspect I was born in the wrong era.

    Mitch Frankon April 21, 2010 @ 12:47 PM:

    Love the play rehearsal, on the steps of the Country Playhouse. ‘artistic types.’

    Andre Hon April 21, 2010 @ 1:23 PM:

    Waspy people doing waspy things, indeed! Reality is stranger than fantasy.

    MMon April 21, 2010 @ 1:59 PM:

    The third pic down is fantastic.

    The three pre-pubescents standing contrapposto doting on every word of this kid’s bs.
    The horse buying none of it.
    The girl on the left staring bitterly into the camera, making no attempt to mask her contempt for the whole situation.
    The awkward androgynous girl in the bow tie, little hand in little pocket, surveying the scene to ensure no one notices her exploring the horse’s undercarriage.

    Nice find MW.

    Bunnyon April 21, 2010 @ 11:33 PM:

    We were young, and, yes, privileged. Most of all though, we were white. It really was the best summer ever.

    lineage of influenceon April 22, 2010 @ 6:42 AM:

    Fantastic images. Looks like a nice way to live, picture perfect.

    Andreaon April 22, 2010 @ 2:03 PM:

    That kid at the train platform is in his jammies and housecoat! (Probably staged to be “cute” for the photo.)

    dougon April 22, 2010 @ 2:30 PM:

    Is there a vehicle with more style and elegance than those wood-sided Station Wagons? And look how thin EVERYBODY in the photos is.

    Charles Bixon April 22, 2010 @ 9:29 PM:

    “Oh Marge, you love everybody.” :)

    Janeon April 23, 2010 @ 3:01 AM:

    Love these pictures. One Question? Where are the G & T’s?!

    Taraon April 23, 2010 @ 8:39 AM:

    Was everyone that beautiful in the 40’s?! Love these pictures!

    Steveon April 23, 2010 @ 3:51 PM:

    The Merrit Parkway still looks pretty much the same. Only the trees are bigger.

    otterarmson April 23, 2010 @ 4:52 PM:

    You know what they say: You have to be Aryan to be from Darien…

    J. M. Annunziatoon April 23, 2010 @ 5:17 PM:

    Great Photos ! Now see here…………… How lucky I feel to have been part of those years. Woof

    ancynon April 24, 2010 @ 6:25 PM:

    Ah, to be privileged and wealthy and preppy. I missed out somehow.

    plaisirs simpleson April 25, 2010 @ 11:05 AM:

    i LOVE this area…great pics

    Ryanon April 26, 2010 @ 2:10 AM:

    Ahh, the Nutmeg Valley…you should visit Bethel, CT.

    Every stretch of our Main Street looks like a postcard.

    John Pfleegeron April 27, 2010 @ 11:24 AM:

    I can name every car at the store,
    37 Chev. pickup, 48 Chrysler conv. 49 Ford wagon, 48 Plymouth conv.

    andyon April 29, 2010 @ 11:52 AM:

    ACL could post pictures of the poorest part of the US in 1949, and everyone would ooh and ah over the style of the clothes, the thinness of the people, the elegance of the impoverished too.

    matton May 4, 2010 @ 12:27 PM:

    a fedora and a time machine .

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