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Chuck Wintle
12-18-2010, 11:07 AM
This is a photo taken by Life magazine circa 1944 of a street scene in a small Vermont town. I need help to know in which town it was taken. The only thing I can tell for sure is the movie playing at the theater in the picture is titled "marriage is a private affair". And the cars look old too.
thx.

Tim Morton
12-18-2010, 12:05 PM
I want to say its the bennington 4 corners....

Ted Calver
12-18-2010, 12:44 PM
Chuck,

Google books has all the Life magazines available free on-line. You might want to take a look at the magazine to see if the location is noted.

http://www.google.com/search?q=1940s+Hawaii+source:life&biw=1600&bih=1038&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=bks:1&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=ip#sclient=psy&hl=en&biw=1600&bih=1038&tbs=bks:1&q=1944+life+magazines&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=a7d00c1d31739304

Scott Shepherd
12-18-2010, 1:48 PM
Got to love the internet. Tim's got it nailed.

Here's a image from Google Maps on that corner building. The windows are the same style, the clock in the old photo is still there in the new photo, and the 2nd and 3rd buildings have the same shape/windows as the original photos. Have a look :

Chuck Wintle
12-18-2010, 2:10 PM
Got to love the internet. Tim's got it nailed.

Here's a image from Google Maps on that corner building. The windows are the same style, the clock in the old photo is still there in the new photo, and the 2nd and 3rd buildings have the same shape/windows as the original photos. Have a look :

Yes it looks very similar!

Dave Verstraete
12-18-2010, 2:27 PM
WOW...That took less than an hour. Any more questions:D

Chuck Wintle
12-18-2010, 2:47 PM
Thanks everyone! It does indeed look like it was taken in Bennington.

Tim Morton
12-18-2010, 3:45 PM
Got to love the internet. Tim's got it nailed.

Here's a image from Google Maps on that corner building. The windows are the same style, the clock in the old photo is still there in the new photo, and the 2nd and 3rd buildings have the same shape/windows as the original photos. Have a look :

i lived in bennington for 8 years, so it was a sort of "educated guess":)

Thanks for the confirmation.

Chuck Wintle
12-18-2010, 6:31 PM
old post card of the 4 corners in bennington... it looks very similar to the life photo

Bob D.
12-18-2010, 7:20 PM
The balcony on the building across the street (Hotel Putnam)
appears to be where the photo was taken from. You can see the
iron railing here.

174332

Tim Morton
12-18-2010, 7:38 PM
I will say that it looks much better in the 40's than it does today.