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Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn.

School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn.

[View of a street in Southington (with a church in background).]

[View of a street in Southington (with a church in background).]

[View of a street in Southington (with a church in background).]

[View of a street in Southington (with a church in background).]

At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, Conn.

Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, Conn.

Nick Grillo, as a boy in Italy, dreamed of America and its opportunity, Southington, Connecticut. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after 22 years, he is one of the world's outstanding flori-culturists, developer of the famous "Thornless Rose," an age-old dream of his craft

Nick Grillo, as a boy in Italy, dreamed of America and its opportunity, Southington, Connecticut. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after 22 years, he is one of the world's outstanding flori-culturists, developer of the famous "Thornless Rose," an age-old dream of his craft

Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.

Farm owned by James Pompey, who 20 years ago came from Italy on the advice of a brother, Southington, Connecticut. People of Finnish, Slav, German, and Polish extraction help him to farm it

Farm owned by James Pompey, who 20 years ago came from Italy on the advice of a brother, Southington, Connecticut. People of Finnish, Slav, German, and Polish extraction help him to farm it

An American town and its way of life, Southington, Conn. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground. May 23 to May 30

An American town and its way of life, Southington, Conn. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground. May 23 to May 30

Street scene, with building of the Southington News, Southington, Connecticut

Street scene, with building of the Southington News, Southington, Connecticut

An American town and its way of life, Southington, Conn. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground. May 23 to May 30

An American town and its way of life, Southington, Conn. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground. May 23 to May 30

Southington, Connecticut. A girl

Southington, Connecticut. A girl

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut, an American town and its way of life. The vested choir singing at a Sunday morning service

Southington, Connecticut, an American town and its way of life. The vested choir singing at a Sunday morning service

Southington, Connecticut. The First Congregational Church, oldest of the town's eleven churches looks substantially the same as when it was erected in 1830

Southington, Connecticut. The First Congregational Church, oldest of the town's eleven churches looks substantially the same as when it was erected in 1830

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. Members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. School girls studying

Southington, Connecticut. School girls studying

Southington, Connecticut. Shopping on Saturday nights

Southington, Connecticut. Shopping on Saturday nights

Southington, Connecticut. Workers talking to the foreman

Southington, Connecticut. Workers talking to the foreman

Southington, Connecticut. The First Congregational church, oldest of the town's eleven churches looks substantially the same as when it was erected in 1830

Southington, Connecticut. The First Congregational church, oldest of the town's eleven churches looks substantially the same as when it was erected in 1830

Southington, Connecticut. Orchards and farmland in the surroundings of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Orchards and farmland in the surroundings of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Where Southington folk buy their magazines

Southington, Connecticut. Where Southington folk buy their magazines

Southington, Connecticut. Sunday service

Southington, Connecticut. Sunday service

Southington, Connecticut. A small boy

Southington, Connecticut.  A small boy

Southington, Connecticut. A meeting

Southington, Connecticut. A meeting

Southington, Connecticut. School children pledging their allegiance to the flag

Southington, Connecticut. School children pledging their allegiance to the flag

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. The Florian Manufacturing Company

Southington, Connecticut. The Florian Manufacturing Company

Southington, Connecticut. A store sign

Southington, Connecticut. A store sign

Southington, Connecticut. A group portrait of a policemen's (?) organization

Southington, Connecticut. A group portrait of a policemen's (?) organization

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down Southington's main street. The small number of spectators is accounted by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down Southington's main street. The small number of spectators is accounted by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's public Health Center, which has a staff of nurses and doctors and the most modern medical equipment. It is a gift to the town by a public-spirited citizen, Mrs. Julia Arnold Bradley

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's public Health Center, which has a staff of nurses and doctors and the most modern medical equipment. It is a gift to the town by a public-spirited citizen, Mrs. Julia Arnold Bradley

Southington, Connecticut. Town hall, in which all the people meet to make their own laws

Southington, Connecticut. Town hall, in which all the people meet to make their own laws

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. Schoolroom

Southington, Connecticut. Schoolroom

Southington, Connecticut. Kitchen scene

Southington, Connecticut. Kitchen scene

Southington, Connecticut. Roller coaster

Southington, Connecticut. Roller coaster

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Southington, Connecticut. Shopping on Saturday nights

Southington, Connecticut. Shopping on Saturday nights

Southington, Connecticut. A citizen

Southington, Connecticut. A citizen

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. On Memorial Day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. On Memorial Day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut, an American town and its way of life. On All Soul's Day the Catholic Congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut, an American town and its way of life. On All Soul's Day the Catholic Congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. Bocci, an Italian game somewhat like bowling, is another popular outdoor aport in Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Bocci, an Italian game somewhat like bowling, is another popular outdoor aport in Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Bocci, an Italian game somewhat like bowling, is another popular outdoor sport in Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Bocci, an Italian game somewhat like bowling, is another popular outdoor sport in Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Young people watching a game

Southington, Connecticut. Young people watching a game

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's nine-hole country club golf course. Membership fee in the club is purposely low (thirty-five dollars a year) so that everyone who enjoys the game may have a chance to play

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's nine-hole country club golf course. Membership fee in the club is purposely low (thirty-five dollars a year) so that everyone who enjoys the game may have a chance to play

Southington, Connecticut. Atwater Manufacturing Company has been making drop forgings since 1869, first for use in the manufacture of wagons and carriages, later for automobiles, and today for the war

Southington, Connecticut. Atwater Manufacturing Company has been making drop forgings since 1869, first for use in the manufacture of wagons and carriages, later for automobiles, and today for the war

Southington, Connecticut. Nick Grillo as a boy in Italy dreamed of coming to America and its opportunity. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after twenty-two years, he is one of the world's outstanding floriculturists, developer of the famous "thornless rose," an age-old dream of his craft

Southington, Connecticut. Nick Grillo as a boy in Italy dreamed of coming to America and its opportunity. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after twenty-two years, he is one of the world's outstanding floriculturists, developer of the famous "thornless rose," an age-old dream of his craft

Southington, Connecticut. August L. Loeb, editor of the Southington News

Southington, Connecticut. August L. Loeb, editor of the Southington News

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany forty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany forty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. Class instruction

Southington, Connecticut. Class instruction

Southington, Connecticut. Boys collecting paper for war conversion

Southington, Connecticut. Boys collecting paper for war conversion

Southington, Connecticut. Orchards and farmland in the surroundings of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Orchards and farmland in the surroundings of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Class instruction

Southington, Connecticut. Class instruction

Southington, Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodruff. Samuel Woodruff, an ancestor who came to America more than 300 years ago, was Southington's first white settler

Southington, Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodruff. Samuel Woodruff, an ancestor who came to America more than 300 years ago, was Southington's first white settler

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of the May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of the May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Southington, Connecticut. Citizens of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Citizens of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. An one-room school

Southington, Connecticut. An one-room school

Southington, Connecticut. School girl studying

Southington, Connecticut. School girl studying

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany forty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany forty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. A class of young children

Southington, Connecticut. A class of young children

Southington, Connecticut. Some of Southington's 250 air raid wardens. They are attending one of the weekly meetings

Southington, Connecticut. Some of Southington's 250 air raid wardens. They are attending one of the weekly meetings

Southington, Connecticut. Stores

Southington, Connecticut. Stores

Southington, Connecticut. Nicola Vitone, an American of Italian descent

Southington, Connecticut. Nicola Vitone, an American of Italian descent

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke ploughing his field of lettuce

Southington, Connecticut. Gus Worke ploughing his field of lettuce

Southington, Connecticut. At the health center, the people of Southington may receive medical advice and a certain amount of medical care (such as physical check-ups, which this girl is receiving) without cost

Southington, Connecticut. At the health center, the people of Southington may receive medical advice and a certain amount of medical care (such as physical check-ups, which this girl is receiving) without cost

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King was Philip D'Agostino, of Italian descent

Southington, Connecticut. At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists half of Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent. The Queen of May was Emily Shuvak, of Polish extraction; the King was Philip D'Agostino, of Italian descent

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. The Old Mill is a popular place for young men of Southington to take girlfriends on Saturday night. The building was erected in 1737 as one of the first metal mills in the American colonies

Southington, Connecticut. The Old Mill is a popular place for young men of Southington to take girlfriends on Saturday night. The building was erected in 1737 as one of the first metal mills in the American colonies

Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Corporal Robert is not the only Hurlbut serving his country. The elder Hurlbut works in a defense plant and Mrs. Hurlbut and all of the children old enough are enrolled in various American voluntary services

Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Corporal Robert is not the only Hurlbut serving his country. The elder Hurlbut works in a defense plant and Mrs. Hurlbut and all of the children old enough are enrolled in various American voluntary services

Southington, Connecticut. The schoolhouse

Southington, Connecticut. The schoolhouse

Southington, Connecticut. Ralph Eurlbut and his family at mealtime

Southington, Connecticut. Ralph Eurlbut and his family at mealtime

Southington, Connecticut. Mrs. John Chimbor, one of the newer generations of Americans. She came from Iceland twenty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. Mrs. John Chimbor, one of the newer generations of Americans. She came from Iceland twenty years ago

Southington, Connecticut. A little girl is having her teeth fixed in the center's modern dental clinic

Southington, Connecticut. A little girl is having her teeth fixed in the center's modern dental clinic

Southington, Connecticut. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close

Southington, Connecticut. Preparations for Ralph Hurlbut's family dinner

Southington, Connecticut. Preparations for Ralph Hurlbut's family dinner

Southington, Connecticut. Citizens of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Citizens of Southington

Southington, Connecticut. Town hall, in which all of the people meet to make their own laws

Southington, Connecticut. Town hall, in which all of the people meet to make their own laws

Southington, Connecticut. Bus and children

Southington, Connecticut. Bus and children

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. Southington girls, members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. Southington girls, members of the youth drum corps

Southington, Connecticut. Southington school children staging a patriotic demonstration

Southington, Connecticut. Southington school children staging a patriotic demonstration

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The vested choir singing at a Sunday morning service

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. The vested choir singing at a Sunday morning service

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. A Southington town meeting in session. Its chairman is a citizen, Ralph Hurlbut. The people who came to the meeting elected him to be chairman for the night

Southington, Connecticut. A Southington town meeting in session. Its chairman is a citizen, Ralph Hurlbut. The people who came to the meeting elected him to be chairman for the night

Southington, Connecticut. Chief of police

Southington, Connecticut. Chief of police

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. A private home

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's fire department is an example of a people democratically working for the benefit of all. It is an organization of 100 trained volunteers who, when a fire occurs, fight it without pay

Southington, Connecticut. Southington's fire department is an example of a people democratically working for the benefit of all. It is an organization of 100 trained volunteers who, when a fire occurs, fight it without pay

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. On Memorial day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life.  On Memorial day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. On All Souls' Day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. An American town and its way of life. On All Souls' Day the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas cemetery for an outdoor mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. On All Souls' Day, the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas Cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek

Southington, Connecticut. On All Souls' Day, the Catholic congregation is gathering in the Saint Thomas Cemetery for an outdoor Mass which in 1942 was officiated by the Reverend Francis J. Mihalek