Bus 242 to Hartford, a new photo in my Windows To The Past project. Zooming in on the bus shows it’s with “The Short Line”, which some internet searching tells me was a bus line from New London to Hartford.
The old photo is from the 1940’s, was taken by Jack Delano, and is part of a collection in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The background is from April 2014 on Main Street in Colchester, amazingly directly in front of where the bust stop is today. Small towns don’t change too much, do they?