Here’s a modern-day photo of a now-forgotten publication: town directories.
Filled with details about residents and businesses — who lived and worked where, and who begat whom — they’re as fascinating today as they were then.
Town directories are found in our very modern Westport Library. Plus old newspapers, phone books, Staples High School yearbooks, photos and much, much more.
After nearly 100 years, their spines may be worn and frayed. But they sure beat microfilm.
And opening them up is a lot more fun than searching online.