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Vermont Country Store: 1959

Vermont Country Store: 1959

August 1959. "Vermont Country Store, Weston Common, Windsor County, Vermont. Building dates to 1828. Typical early country store still serving its original function, but filled with more merchandise than it would have originally had and now a popular tourist attraction." Photo by Ned Goode for the Historical American Buildings Survey, National Park Service. View full size.

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Family Dynamics

My favourite part of this photograph has to be the family gathered near the car. Each person is demonstrating a great deal of personality in their respective poses and also each child is mirroring the body language or facial expression of one parent respectively. A fascinating glimpse at family dynamics.

Fun to see a vintage photo of the VT Country Store

I've shopped via mail/online from the Vermont Country Store for many years. It's great to see a vintage photo of the store here on Shorpy. Here's a past catalog showing the store on the cover:

Still Thriving

They've expanded to national catalog and internet sales as well. What better place for antifungal cream?

Here's The Scoop

I wonder if the Wilson Ice Cream brand was replaced with Ben & Jerry's which is made a mere 90 miles away in Waterbury, Vt.

[The sign says Wilcox's, not Wilson's. The brand is still in business. -Dave]

Yeah, but it's still 90 miles away from Ben & Jerry's

A kid in 1950s Vermont

We used to vacation for a few weeks every summer in the late 50s when I was a kid at various rented cottages in Highgate Springs, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, just over the border from Quebec where we lived in Bedford, about 20 miles away.

The favorite country store to go for popsicles and snacks was across the two-lane highway through town from the original multi-storied wooden and balconied Tyler Place resort hotel, which I believe burned down in the early 60s.

Good memories of a kid in the summer in Vermont.

My Wife Wants One

The tombstone reads "My Husband".

Inscription ?

I am curious to know what is inscribed on the cemetery-style stone marker ?

Car IDs

The man has his foot resting on the bumper of a 1949 Chevy. In the back rear of the building is a 1954 Dodge.

The Orton Family Business

Seems the place has staying power.

Oh, the days

When you could put your foot on your car's bumper and lean all your weight on it without ruining it.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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