Edith B. Nettleton Historical Room Postcard Collection

This collection contains historical picture postcards from the early 1900s.

Collection Items

Guilford Green Postcard<br /><br />

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…
The Trolley at Guilford Green<br /><br />

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.
Guilford Green Postcard, 1905

This postcard titled "Public Green" was mailed September 12, 1905 and signed with the initials G.T. H.
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