The past, colorized: Black Friday, circa 1910

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From a time when Shop Local wasn't just the best way, but pretty much the only way, to get your holiday shopping done comes this image, colorized by Tim Wager. He estimates that the photo was taken around 1910, based on the buildings. "The Marble Bank (now Fiddleheads) building has not been built yet," he said. "The red brick building on the right is now the Catbird Studio, and the building on the far right was the Bennington County Savings Bank, which was demolished in 1962." Pause a moment to admire the pine trees strapped to the telephone poles on each corner of the Four Corners, the electric lights strung across North and South streets, and the signs reading "Love one another" and "Good will to men" strung across Main Street.



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