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More Mystic: 1940

More Mystic: 1940

November 1940. "Street scene in Mystic, Connecticut." A view down East Main Street of the Christopher Morgan house, last seen here. 35mm Kodachrome by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Trolley Tracks

If you look at the centre of the street you can see evidence of the rails for the streetcars that once ran in Mystic. The condition of the tracks and the lack of overhead wire indicates the system was abandoned sometime previous to 1940.

Funny

The old house at the end of the road looks like a Bed and Breakfast when viewed in color. The same house looks haunted in black and white.

Well, the Mobil station is still there

The streetview vision of this is just too depressing, as the whole look of the street has changed for the worse, though a number of the buildings are still there.

And the fine folks of Mobil Oil still have their gas station. The following for those of you who wish Mr. Delano had pointed his camera at the filling station:

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