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Bridgeport: 1941

Bridgeport: 1941

July 1941. "Bridgeport, Wisconsin." Namesake of the Bridgeport Bridge. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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It looks like the hotel (with three upper windows in both photos) still has the same coat of paint in both pix, rattier in the later one. The whole town looks just a bit sharper in 1909.

Somewhat decrepit

Bucolic home of the swaybacked roof, but no bridge in sight, swayback or otherwise.

Amish Country

There is a sizable Amish population near Bridgeport and other parts of western Wisconsin. Buggies are a common sight along the roads. (I used to live and work in Dodgeville, about 50 miles to the east.)

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