Today’s throwback Thursday photo shows Front Street in Deposit, NY, on August 10, 1948. The image was taken by Bob Wyer, a reporter turned professional photographer from Delaware County.
The first settler arrived in the area in 1789. Logging was an important early industry for the community, and felled tress were often “deposited” by the riverbank before being floated downstream. In 1811, the settlement was incorporated as the village of Deposit.
An interesting detail of the photo is the Deposit State Theater’s marquee which reads, “Judy Garland & Fred Astaire in Easter Parade.” The 1948 musical featured music by Irving Berlin and was both Garland’s and Astaire’s most finically successful picture.