Curator’s Corner – August 2022

Have you ever wished you could remember what Jamestown looked like years ago? The Fenton History Center photograph collection allows us to take a peek into years gone by. This photo (see page 2) was taken of the corner of Main and Third Streets on August 15th, 1945, 77 years ago this month!

The crowds were gathered to celebrate VJ Day, Victory in Japan, August 14th in the US and August 15th in Japan. As some of you may already know, we regularly share train and steamboat photos on our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our members on Patreon can see our weekly #TrainTuesday and #SteamboatSunday photos a week early. Since this photo of downtown doesn’t have a train or a boat it may not make our social media accounts, but it’s nice to remember Jamestown. Do you remember when it looked like this?

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