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Catalog Number 1993.000.0201
Collection Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield
Object Name clippings
Scope & Content Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1993

(no Old Ridgefield columns for missing dates)

1/7 -- several people in and around a big old car, no identities
1/14 -- First Selectman Woody (J. Mortimer) Woodcock's retirement party in 1971, with Governor Thomas Meskill speaking, and Paul Morganti seated next to Mr. Woodcock
1/21 -- a 1913 birthday party at the Bellegamba house on North Street
1/28 -- photo of an uncertain occasion at Conklin Motors on Danbury Road; among those participating are Irving Conklin, First Selectman Harry Hull, and John Morganti, Sr.; photo of Mrs. Harley (Lodi) Kysor, selectman appointee. Conklin Motors was later Kellogg and Thiess Pontiac-Cadillac, and then a party supply store
2/4 -- George Washington Gilbert, the hermit of Ridgefield, at home early in the 20th century
2/11 -- Julius Tulipani on horseback and in costume as George Washington, probably for the Washington Bicentennial in 1932
2/18 -- Linus H. Northrop, 3, Francis H. Northrup, 9, and Marion E. Northrop, 7, photographed by Hartmann in January, 1903; inset photo of Francis at 86 (same picture is repeated at 4/29/93)
2/25 -- the former Manresa estate on Lake Mamanasco at Tackora Trail when owned by a reputed gangster named Scalise in the 1930s; now the St. Ignatius Retreat House
3/4 -- Civil War veteran Hiram Davis with his wife at their house on the corner of East Ridge and Prospect Street, ca. 1920s; the house was later the Brunetti home
3/11 -- photo used on the cover of the "Images" book: the Bedini brothers with Vincent's wife Cesira, on the grounds of the Ridgefeield Boys School; fire at the Pierrepont (currently Coffey) home opposite Casagmo
3/18 -- two photos of the blizzard of '34, Scott Block and Catoonah Street near the firehouse
3/25 -- Frances Venus (Mrs. John V. Colihan) in wedding dress, 1919
4/1 -- snowstorm results in the Windy Ridge section of St. John's Road, and the town crew, Curtis Leighton, Si Lavatori, and Walter Paris, with well-known road grader "Mollie", ca. 1950s
4/8 -- Fred H. and Abby H. Page, Hartmann photo riding a classic tricycle
4/22 -- 1954 Knights of Columbus communion breakfast -- Lou Travaglini, Danny Whelan, Harry Pancotti, Si Lavatori, Jimmy Costanzi, and Reno Severino
4/29 -- Linus H. Northrop, 3, Francis H. Northrup, 9, and Marion E. Northrop, 7, 1903
5/6 -- Biglow/Amatuzzi building early 1920s, housing at the time the Ridgefield Bakery, Crane's real estate and insurance, McCarthy Brothers Plumbing, and Brundage and Benedict Dry Goods
5/13 -- west side of Main Street in the business district, from Gristede's Market north, mid-1950s
5/20 -- [no picture]
5/27 -- Mrs. Robert Pokorak and Mrs. David Scott at St. Mary's Art Show, 1968
6/3 -- postcard view of the rear of the A. Barton Hepburn house on High Ridge Road, later the Altnacraig nursing home, still later destroyed by an arson blaze
6/10 -- Hoyt house at the Fountain, just south of the Keeler Tavern, 1920s
6/17 -- rear view of Casagmo with gardens in the foreground; Mrs. Patrick Neligan and Mrs. Prince Gordon
7/1 -- town play "The Womanless Wedding", 1930; full cast with IDs
7/8 -- Shiela Manna with a 1-1/2 pound lemon grown by grandfather Jack Manna, 1968
7/22 -- Woodcock Nurseries trucks carrying trees for planting at the 1939 World's Fair grounds
7/29 -- Clementine Lockwood and J. Whitney Peterson wedding, ca. 1920s
8/5 -- [no picture]
8/12 -- "The Lady's Shop" (Scott house) at Main and Catoonah, with a sale of garden produce going on in the front yard, either a 4-H project or grown in WWI victory gardens
8/19 -- the musicians in Josef Hartmann's band clowning for the photographer (undoubtedly Hartmann himself) in Panzer's Barber Shop, 1910-15; inset of Hartmann at a later date
8/26 -- the Ettore and Antonia Frattini family, ca. 1920s
9/2 -- mystery bell at the intersection of Clearview Drive and Clearview Terrace, n. d.
9/9 -- Ida Montanari and Domenico Fossi and their attendants Mario and Maria Girolmetti, wedding, October 28, 1923
9/16 -- Joe Ancona, Sr., ca. 1920
9/23 -- tent set up for a large dinner, no date and no other details provided; the manner of dress suggests the early 20th century
9/30 -- peace rally at Town Hall in the 1960s
10/7 -- Augustino D'Angelo and Antonio Torcellini, n. d.
10/14 -- Lowell Weicker campaigning for the senate, 1970, being addressed by Bertha Hurzeler
10/21 -- town police picketing Town Hall in a contract dispute, ca. 1968
11/4 -- Memorial Day parade ca. 1954; participants include Harry Hull, Dick Venus, Paul Morganti, Dr. Charles Izzo, and Bob Tulipani
11/11 -- Mary And Dick Venus as children, Hartmann photo
11/18 -- aerial view of the site of the future Fox Hill Condominiums (see 12/2 below)
11/23 -- George Badaracco (age 8) at grandparents George and Rose Kaiser's poultry farm on Barry Avenue, 1969
12/2 -- the Hearthstone Outpost Inn, Danbury Road at the current location of Fox Hill condominiums; undated postcard view, but much background information is provided
12/9 -- the original K. E. B. (Keeler, Elliot, and Brown) service station on Danbury Road, on the site of the current Ridgefield Mobil Station; two other views are at 9/14/78 and 4/16/98
12/16 -- the great fire of December 1895
12/23 -- horse and sleigh at the corner of Main and Gilbert street, with the Gilbert/Reed house in the background
12/30 -- well-known postcard view of Casagmo
Title Old Ridgefield photos & columns from 1993
Caption December 13, 1993
Accession number 1993.000
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
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