The past, colorized: Union Street, Bennington, circa 1910


BENNINGTON — 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, and has been sharing them with the Banner. This week, we have another touring car navigating a Bennington road, this time not plowing through mud. The car is parked in front of the Oliver Burt house at 232 Union St. "The driver is tentatively identified as Alfred Bottum; no names for the ladies in the back seat or the dog riding shotgun in the front seat," Wager said.

Volume III of Wager's book series, "Bennington History: A Colorized Journey through the 19th-20th Century" is now on sale. Copies are available at Willy's Variety and the Bennington Museum Gift Shop, and can be ordered through the museum's website at All profits benefit the Bennington Museum.



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