Memory Lane Collections

THE UNION SAVINGS BANK COLLECTION

Union Savings Bank has partnered with Memory Lane to create an expanded collection of historic photographs of Western CT for the public to enjoy. These photos were chosen from the archives of many of our local Historical Societies. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these images is donated to these societies to support their work in preserving our rich state history.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COLLECTION

The Library of Congress occupies a unique place in American civilization. Established as a legislative library in 1800 it has become an international resource of unparalleled dimensions. We have chosen images from their archives that illustrate the grandeur and natural beauty of the land along with the accomplishments and innovations of the American people.

THE HAT CITY COLLECTION

The Hat City Collection are selected images from the Danbury Historical Society and Museum archives. Danbury’s nickname Hat City comes from the fact that it once was the home of the largest number of hat factories in the country. Subjects of the collection include the Great Danbury State Fair, Candlewood Lake, downtown Main Street and images of the hatting industry.