The past, colorized: Battle Monument dedication day, 1891


When Olin Scott decorated his house for the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in 1891, the 100th anniversary of Vermont's admission to the Union, his extravagance caught the attention of the Banner. "The genial Col. Scott evidently doesn't seem to forget that this celebration is to be the greatest event of its kind ever seen in the state," the newspaper noted. Among the decorations were the "new" national flag, with 42 stars, and one of just two Vermont flags in town. Just released by Bennington Museum, this image was colorized by Tim Wager, who said he had to use six different apps to add the color.



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