Post Card Gallery
Wappingers Falls In Days Gone By
What did the Village of Wappingers Falls look like around the year 1900? It was the time of the horse and carriage. Small business shops were everywhere within walking distance of the landmark stone bridge. It was the golden age of postcards.
The Wappingers Historical Society prepared an exhibit in 2014, reproducing large scale replicas of selected postcards in our collection. The postcards were chosen to show a well-rounded view of the Village of Wappingers Falls ‘in days gone by”. The original exhibit also displayed local business advertisements and artifacts from that era. This exhibit was on display at the Mesier Homestead from 2014-2016. The postcard posters and an enlarged Sanborn map (1890) of the Village are now on permanent display at the American Legion Hall on Spring Street, Wappingers Falls.
The post cards in the exhibit are shown on this page.