Ridgefield, Conn., was once a popular destination for those seeking a place
to relax in the country. Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains
some 50 miles northeast of New York City, the town attracted scores of wealthy
New Yorkers who built "summer places" -- what we'd consider mansions
-- on many of the ridges of the town in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
At the turn of the century, a half dozen inns along Ridgefield's long and
wide Main Street catered to visitors seeking the peace and beauty of town's
rolling hills and its many fine estates.
Consequently, many postcards were published, especially between 1900 and
1925. Our collection includes more than 600 different views, most published in
the first quarter of the century. You can see some samples at http:/www.sandersbooks.com/pcindex.htm
We suspect at least 100, probably closer to 200 more early postcard views of
the town exist that are not in this collection.
We are very interesting in buying postcards of Ridgefield -- from any era,
of any type, and in virtually any condition. If you have any to offer, please contact
And if we can help you with any information on Ridgefield postcards -- or
Ridgefield history in general, please e-mail.
We also have postcards
for sale, but these are not Ridgefield cards.
to the postcard home page.