Hartford (Images of America Series)

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Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. This intriguing visual history contains over two hundred photographs, all from private collections, of Connecticut's capital. These rare and previously unpublished views tell of Hartford's rich history--the Bushnell Memorial, the state ...
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Overview


Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. This intriguing visual history contains over two hundred photographs, all from private collections, of Connecticut's capital. These rare and previously unpublished views tell of Hartford's rich history--the Bushnell Memorial, the state capitol without its dome, and the great post office that filled the east lawn of the Old State House. They also tell of favorite places, such as De Pasquale's and Pippi's on Front Street and the Parma and the movie theaters and stores that filled Main Street. The photographs reveal a great deal about change and the energy and vision that has made Hartford the diverse and dynamic community it is today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535357
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,392,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Wilson H. Faude is former executive director of the Old State House and a native of Hartford. He has published several articles on its history and has taken an active role in the restoration of several landmarks in the downtown area. With this book, he has created a journey into the past that will delight historian and resident alike. This comprehensive and accessible history preserves the past and also benefits the future.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    I purchased this book for my mother who grew up in Hartford befo

    I purchased this book for my mother who grew up in Hartford before the urban renewal changed the central area from a mixed residential/commercial area to Constitution Plaza. She is enjoying the tremendous number of photos, and reliving her childhood memories in a way that she can't in real life. The book is really recreating her neighborhood for her!

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