Revisiting Old Times

The Madison Historical Society and the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives have hundreds of photographs and postcards that illustrate how much — and sometimes how little — town life has changed since the early 1900s. In these vintage images, clothing styles seem peculiar, the cars are all “antique,” and a

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John H. Pratt schooner under construction at a Madison wharf in 1890 by W. C. Crossly.

Madison’s Iron Men

There was a time before our time, It will not come again When the best ships still were wooden ships But the men were iron men. From Stonington to Kennebunk The Yankee hammers plied To build the clippers of the wave That were New England's pride. —Rosemary and Stephen Vincent

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