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Building An Avenue In HO Scale

In many cities great and small, the railroad once ran in the middle of the streets.

The 11th Avenue (above) in New York was sometimes referred to as Death Avenue, due to the perceived danger of the slow trains. 195 more words


The Inspiration: Berenice Abbott

Some time ago I stumbled upon the images of the wonderful photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Her photos of New York before WWII reveals a dirty, compact, gritty, spectacular, glorious and very human city and as a modeller, I find her works most inspirational. 230 more words


Librarians as Detectives

Librarians often wear many hats during the course of their workday.  Recently, I donned my detective hat to solve a mystery.

An old photograph of Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh was found in our bookdrop.  499 more words

Cheshire Library


More from the glass lantern slides collection: the swimming pool in the Old Gym circa 1910.

Throwback Thursday

The Electric Company

As I sit writing at my computer, with two fans oscillating the warm air of my top floor apartment around me,  I can’t help to think how lucky we are to have access to reliable (and relatively inexpensive) electricity. 494 more words

Happy 4th of July!

In honor of our nation’s independence I thought we would share a few photographs that give a glimpse into the lives of those celebrating the same holiday many years ago. 73 more words