Connecticut town (LOC) 1941 . Part of a set from a Library of Congress collection of public domain photographs taken in color in the early 1940's with cameras using larger formats than 35mm. Titles can be searched on the LOC site or by going to Flikr and searching under the title "Library of Congress." Photographs have been cropped slightly and the color and contrast adjusted to be more favorably displayed.
The authorship of the photographs is anonymous but this shot in particular shows a Walker Evans level of competency and in my opinion this image is better than much of his work from this same time frame. It is a stand out, though. The other shots in the collection are professional and good but not great like this one.
yeah, its not exactly a period piece... its got a timeless feel about it. and yeah.. just feels really nostalgic. I grew up in a 4-season region and i can identify with the look of the barren trees and the stark contrast of early spring daylight..