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Friday Flashback #284

Steve Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving.

In the 1960s he took tons of photographs, all around town. Now he posts them on Facebook.

And I steal them (with credit) for “06880.”

This one shows a very familiar downtown scene.

(Photo copyright Astute Studios, courtesy of Steve Baldwin via Facebook)

It looks nearly the same as it did 60 years ago.

Except back then:

Connecticut National Bank had not been gobbled up in successive waves of takeovers.

And the Minute Man stood proudly over the time and temperature sign, which …

… Actually worked.

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