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Catalog Number 1996.000.0201
Collection Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield
Object Name clippings
Scope & Content Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1996

(no Old Ridgefield columns for missing dates)

1/4 -- Geraline Farrar in her AWVS unifrom, with a gas-saving Crosley automobile bearing her vanity license plate
1/25 -- Lawrence M. Samuel with the superintendent of his estate, Charles Fowler after some bass fishing in 1950
2/1 -- James and Edith Perry with daughter Ruth Criswell (later Crouchley) and son Nathan, ca. 1909
2/22 -- volunteer fire department ca. 1915
2/29 -- Horst Senf, a well-known cabinet maker who was a founder of the soccer program in 1971; Joseph and Alice V. Rowland in 1953
3/7 -- a group of distinguished gentlemen in front of town hall some time before 1920; among them are Reverend Richard Shortell, George L. Rockwell, and Frank Gilbert (same picture is at 6/22/00)
3/14 -- water tower at the Holy Ghost Fathers Novitiate on Prospect Ridge, with novices in front, ca. 1920. Same picture is at 7/21/83; see a different picture at 10/25/79.
3/21 -- thought to be Marjorie Wiggin, daughter of Albert, whose sizeable mansion was located on Peaceable Street
3/28 -- New York Sunday News cartoon satirizing the finance board's supposed underfunding of the police budget
4/4 -- King house on the southwest corner of High Ridge and Peaceable Street, ca. 1890s. The house pictured is no longer extant, but the houses on the northeast corner of King Lane and High Ridge (diagonally opposite) and on the northwest corner of Main and King Lane were also King houses, and are still standing although greatly modified.
4/11 -- Main Street south from the location of the current GAP store, snowstorm of Easter 1915. Same picture is at 3/1/84, 4/4/85, 4/3/97, and 2/18/99.
4/18 -- Hartmann photo of a man, small child, and new car; no descriptive material
4/25 -- Sarah Bishop etching from Goodrich's "Recollections of a Lifetime"
5/2 -- girl scouts of Troop 1, 1939 or 1940
5/9 -- [no picture]
5/23 -- children in colonial garb for the 250th anniversary celebration, with teachers Isabel O'Shea and Lucille Nicholas
5/30 -- Titicus crossroads, three boys and someone's dog posed for Marie Kendall, September, 1889.
6/6 -- [no picture]
6/13 -- cartoonist Bob Gustafson's photo of baseball players choosing up sides at the Community Center day camp in the 1950s
6/20 -- high school baseball team with coach/principal Kip Holleran, 1925
7/2 -- unidentified young man, possibly Art Labarr, n. d.
7/11 -- Graeloe, the Ballard estate, 1893
7/18 -- house formerly known as the Lannon house and formerly located near the present site of the Gap; now the home of Gary and Susie Singer on the lower east side of Main Street
7/25 -- the Stebbins house, in the Casagmo site, ca. 1890
8/1 -- the Ridgefield Mighty Mites (6-7 years) hockey team, April 1977
8/8 -- New Street in the 1920s, showing the former Boyce and Charles Coles homes
8/15 -- Anna Hammond Northrup with son Frances, ca. 1900
8/22 -- Patterson Holmes, a native and schoolteacher here, who died in 1913
8/29 -- Walter and James Smith, sons of pharmacist Howard Smith, ca. 1908-10
9/5 -- Walter Smith as an infant, in a ca. 1900 Marie Kendall photo
9/12 -- Altnacraig on High Ridge (n. d.), destoyed by an arsonist in the 1990s
9/19 -- the Stonecrest mansion, off North Street, ca. 1920 (same picture is at 11/6/97)
10/3 -- the town seal designed by Frank Lischke in 1958 for the town's 250th anniversary
10/10 -- residents (probably Nashes) of the Titicus District in front of the New Pond dam, which still exists on Saw Mill Road
10/24 -- William O. Seymour with grandson Karl S. Nash (same picture is at 9/21/95)
10/31 -- very old, painting-like photo of an unidentified woman and
child, possibly a nursemaid, and barely visible young boy, found in the attic of the Casagmo mansion; possibly Mary Olcott herself, or a niece
11/7 -- Frederic Remington, ca. 1908
11/14 -- unveiling of the Settler's Rock plaque, 1958, attended by various clergy members, first selectman Leo Carroll and selectman Richard Venus, with Mary (Moo Moo) Venus as the flag holder (see another photo at 7/6/00)
11/21 -- Mary and Dick Venus as children, 1915, Hartmann photo (same picture is at 11/11/93
11/26 -- [no picture]
12/12 -- Memorial Day parade, 1941
12/19 -- [no picture]
Title Old Ridgefield photos & columns from 1996
Caption November 7, 1993
Accession number 1996.000
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
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