Ridgefield, Connecticut has long been a destination for tourists seeking a picturesque country village, for city dwellers looking for a weekend and summer retreat, and for immigrants in search of a new life.
In the first half of the 20th Century, a period that corresponded to the heyday of the picture postcard, hundreds of views were published, depicting the beautiful Main Street, the many inns and resorts, the mansions, estates, village shops, churches, and scenic hills and lakes. “Ridgefield 1900-1950” offers more than 200 of these glimpses of a bygone time of affluence and change — what one historian has called Ridgefield’s golden age.
Lively, informative captions accompany each picture.
About Jack Sanders (Fairfield County, Connecticut Author)
A Connecticut native and graduate of Holy Cross College, Jack Sanders retired in 2014 after 45 years as an editor of The Ridgefield Press, a 140-year-old community newspaper. He’s written eight books of history and natural history, including Ridgefield 1900-1950 (Arcadia), Ridgefield Chronicles (The History Press), Hidden History of Ridgefield (The History Press), Wicked Ridgefield (The History Press) The Secrets of Wildflowers (Lyons), and Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles (McGraw-Hill). He and his wife, Sally, also a newspaper editor, live in a 250-year old farmhouse in Ridgefield.