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Friday Flashback #147

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.