Waspy people doing waspy things in Connecticut. Summer of 1948 & 1949.
Summer can’t come quick enough ! Great photo’s, thankyou
Being from the area – I love these photos – and can identify with the scenes – nice work.
I was raised in this area, and I’ll tell ya, things are not that different in Darien, New Canaan or Westport today.
I continue to suspect I was born in the wrong era.
Love the play rehearsal, on the steps of the Country Playhouse. ‘artistic types.’
Waspy people doing waspy things, indeed! Reality is stranger than fantasy.
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.
We were young, and, yes, privileged. Most of all though, we were white. It really was the best summer ever.
Fantastic images. Looks like a nice way to live, picture perfect.
That kid at the train platform is in his jammies and housecoat! (Probably staged to be “cute” for the photo.)
Is there a vehicle with more style and elegance than those wood-sided Station Wagons? And look how thin EVERYBODY in the photos is.
“Oh Marge, you love everybody.” :)
Love these pictures. One Question? Where are the G & T’s?!
Was everyone that beautiful in the 40’s?! Love these pictures!
The Merrit Parkway still looks pretty much the same. Only the trees are bigger.
You know what they say: You have to be Aryan to be from Darien…
Great Photos ! Now see here…………… How lucky I feel to have been part of those years. Woof
Ah, to be privileged and wealthy and preppy. I missed out somehow.
i LOVE this area…great pics
Ahh, the Nutmeg Valley…you should visit Bethel, CT.
Every stretch of our Main Street looks like a postcard.
I can name every car at the store,
37 Chev. pickup, 48 Chrysler conv. 49 Ford wagon, 48 Plymouth conv.
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.
a fedora and a time machine .
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