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  • Collection: Northfield Historical Society

Northfield, Vt. Dog River showing Drive Bridge

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A bucolic scene, showing a bridge over the Dog River, which connects the village downtown area to Water Street and other homes on the west side of town. Peaceful now, the Dog River wreaked havoc and destruction in both the November flood of 1927 and…

Depot Square, Northfield, Vt.

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This color postcard provides a good bird's-eye-view of Northfields business district and Common, including the Civil War Monument. The train station (now a bank) can be seen behind the Common, and the bandstand to the left of the Common. And if you…

Civil War Memorial

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This photo was taken later than 1885, but surprisingly it is the only postcard in our collection that features just the Civil War monument. The town voted in 1885 to appropriate $500 to build a monument to those Northfield men who fought in the Civil…

Theatorium in the Old Village Hall

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Situated at the bottom of Central Street, near Depot Square and the train station, this building was many things: village hall, fire station, jail, theatorium, meeting place and even a lyric theater. The building is older than 1908, but we date this…

Edna Latham's School Room

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Edna Latham, born in 1890, and family lived in Northfield. The back of this postcard has written "Edna Latham's school room," so we assume she must be one of the students. The teacher is not identified, and neither is the school. Northfield had a…

Harriet's Postcard: Wind Pattern on Snow

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This artistic winter scene was taken by Harriet B. Ellis, who, with her husband Benjamin, lived in Roxbury, Vermont. According to an article in the Dog River Crier, Harriet was selling her postcards at stores in Northfield in 1979, all of local…

Episcopal Church, Northfield, Vt.

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What Vermont town is without at least one church? Northfield has several, and this is just one, St. Mary's Episcopal Church located on Main Street. According to author Jane Bryant in her article about the history of the church in our newsletter, the…

Boy Scout Troop 1, Northfield, Vt.

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According to the donor of this postcard, who was a 1923 Northfield High School graduate, he thinks the picture was taken in front of the Northfield Trust Company after the scouts visited Jenkins Bakery (note the small sacks and treats some are…

Latham Family

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Before Facebook, Instagram and other social media, people would have home photos made into postcards, probably sending them out to friends and family. This postcard shows the Latham Family of Northfield. Starting at the top row, left-to-right are:…

Central Street, Northfield, Vt.

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This color postcard which appears to be part photograph-part hand drawing and hand-tinted, shows the stateliness of the elms that graced this north-south street in Northfield that runs parallel to Main Street. Alas, all the elms are gone, however a…