I’ve seen plenty of photos of Westport through the ages.
I’ve heard about tons of other places too, even though I have no idea what they look like.
But this photo — courtesy of Seth Schachter — is not only an image I’ve never seen, but a spot I’ve never heard of.
It’s the front of a postcard. The sign above the store says “Cash Grocery.”
Here’s the back. It was sent in 1909. Years later — in handwriting much different from the young student
Edith Ivy, who hopefully got an A+ in penmanship at school — someone wrote “Aspetuck Cash Store” at the top.
If you know
- where it was
- what it sold
- whatever happened to it
- how it got its name
click comments below.
Or just click comments to mention how cool this postcard is.