Summer in Fairfield County Connecticut

Waspy people doing waspy things in Connecticut. Summer of 1948 & 1949.

Comments on “Summer in Fairfield County Connecticut

    Garrett on April 21, 2010 5:19 AM:

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

    Jake on April 21, 2010 5:46 AM:

    Good times.

    Paul on April 21, 2010 8:07 AM:

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

    Bruce Barber on April 21, 2010 8:44 AM:


    Mark Gleason on 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 Ken on April 21, 2010 12:40 PM:

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

    Mitch Frank on April 21, 2010 12:47 PM:

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

    Andre H on April 21, 2010 1:23 PM:

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

    MM on 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.

    Bunny on 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 influence on April 22, 2010 6:42 AM:

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

    Andrea on 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.)

    doug on 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 Bix on April 22, 2010 9:29 PM:

    “Oh Marge, you love everybody.” :)

    Jane on April 23, 2010 3:01 AM:

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

    Tara on April 23, 2010 8:39 AM:

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

    Steve on April 23, 2010 3:51 PM:

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

    otterarms on April 23, 2010 4:52 PM:

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

    J. M. Annunziato on April 23, 2010 5:17 PM:

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

    ancyn on April 24, 2010 6:25 PM:

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

    plaisirs simples on April 25, 2010 11:05 AM:

    i LOVE this area…great pics

    Ryan on 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 Pfleeger on 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.

    andy on 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.

    matt on May 4, 2010 12:27 PM:

    a fedora and a time machine .

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