The past, colorized: Pleasant Street, circa 1900

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Tim Wager is working to colorize hundreds of black-and-white photographs of Bennington in the 19th and 20th centuries, from the Bennington Museum collection. He's publishing them in a six-book series, and has agreed to allow the Banner to publish some of his works. We'll be presenting one a week, in this space, over the next several weeks.

This week, we're featuring a photo taken around 1900, showing utility workers installing a telephone pole on upper Pleasant Street. The buildings to the left and right are all part of the Olin Scott Works. Bennington High School would be built some 20 years later, to the right of the first building on the right.



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