The Way We Were: Going Slow in Larchmont

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Over at the Larchmont Historical Society Archives, historian Lynne Crowley keeps this photo (among many thousands, a significant number now available digitally) of the Boston Post Road around the 1940’s, judging by the cars.

Imagine her surprise when one day, a gentleman walked into her office in the Mamaroneck Town Center, with the sign that’s in the photo.

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“This has to be it,” says Crowley. “Or one exactly like it.” She plans to have it mounted on the wall, but she’ll need help. It feels like it weighs a ton.

The original photo at top is by Herb Roth, who was a local resident and a well-known cartoonist. He worked for the New York World and the New York Herald Tribune, but also published his cartoons and illustrations independently.

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