Edith B. Nettleton Historical Room Postcard Collection
This collection contains historical picture postcards from the early 1900s.
Postcard of the Guilford Green, 1913. The lamp on the Green could be gas or electric. The first electric street lights were in 1898. Electricity was available on a 24-hour basis beginning about 1910. Telephone service began in 1882 but was…
Postcard of the trolley at Guilford Green. The Shoreline Electric Railway began operations on September 22, 1910 traveling between Branford and Saybrook, with a separate line providing access to New Haven.
This postcard titled "Public Green" was mailed September 12, 1905 and signed with the initials G.T. H.