the photos of reuben greene

Downtown Bennington, 1940. Photo by Reuben Greene.

Born in 1906, Reuben Greene was an amateur photographer active in the Village of North Bennington from the 1930s through the 1960s. He died in 1996. His work is a remarkable record of Vermont life in the twentieth century. Mr. Greene had a keen eye for light and composition, and seems to have carried his camera everywhere.

Mr. Greene’s work is particularly noteworthy for images of factory life and social functions at the H.T. Cushman Manufacturing Co., where he was long employed. He also extensively documented sandlot baseball games and parades. He produced many portraits of village residents.

Mr. Greene bequeathed his collection of photographs to Lawrence F. Powers, who donated it to The Fund for North Bennington, Inc.  His color slides were donated by Joel Lentzner.

Photographs by Mr. Greene can be found throughout this site. Below are links to groups of Mr. Greene’s images.