The past, colorized: C.W. Thatcher's new home, 1895

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The year is 1895, and we're at the corner of Pleasant and Park streets in Bennington, admiring the just-completed home of C.W. Thatcher. Tim Wager, who colorized the image from the Bennington Museum collection, said that Thatcher was a partner in Norton Pottery, which was located just behind his new home. Thatcher bought half the business in 1883, becoming the first owner from outside the Norton family that the business had had in nearly 100 years.

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