Last week it was another old postcard depicting Main Street seen above. (Check out this link to see other old photos of Main Street throughout time: Main Street Archives.)
When do you think this photo was taken? What do you recognize? What has changed?
The most obvious change was pointed out:
Peter Cross: Wow, lots of trees. Must have been before the disease took out all the Elm trees.
Today there is a much clearer view of the buildings and not as much foliage.
As the caption notes, this scene is orienting us to the north. I cannot tell exactly where on Main Street the photo was taken, but I think it’s about half-way up that road in town because in the far background (to the left) I believe that is the area with the Essex Inn and Town Hall. What do you think?
Along the left side of the backside of the postcard I can make out the publisher: “Pub. for Alexander News, Essex, NY, by C.W. Hughes & Co. Inc. Mechanicville, NY.” The stamped date also tells us that this postcard was mailed from Essex on July 23, 1937. That dates the photo on the front to that year or prior.
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