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Historic Photos of Connecticut
     

Historic Photos of Connecticut

by Sam L. Rothman
 

The Nutmeg State, the Constitution State, the Land of Steady Habits. For a state that some derisively claim is “no bigger than a postage stamp,” there is no shortage of nicknames or descriptors for Connecticut. Nor is there any shortage of history! Historic Photos of Connecticut celebrates eighty years of growth, change, and reform through a collection

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The Nutmeg State, the Constitution State, the Land of Steady Habits. For a state that some derisively claim is “no bigger than a postage stamp,” there is no shortage of nicknames or descriptors for Connecticut. Nor is there any shortage of history! Historic Photos of Connecticut celebrates eighty years of growth, change, and reform through a collection of snapshots, each providing a unique and different viewpoint. The result is not a narration, but rather a set of impressions captured through the lenses of a hundred different cameras. From the decades following the Civil War, we view Connecticut’s inventiveness and industrial genius through its mills and factories. In its neighborhoods, colleges, and rural towns we glimpse its religious, cultural, and intellectual wealth. Along rural lanes, railroads, rivers, and highways we catch images of its farmers, workers, and war heroes, of its reformers, industrial statesmen, inventors, and schoolchildren. Through train wrecks, floods, fires, and blizzards, Historic Photos of Connecticut provides a glimpse at the hardscrabble toughness that characterizes the people of Connecticut.

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The collection of mostly casual snapshots provide unique and different viewpoints. The short introduction to each chapter and the very informative text under each photo give a glimpse at what has made Connecticut what it is today. I liked the format of one large photo on each page. I think that this book would make a nice Christmas gift for any Connecticut resident or history buff.
Connecticut Post
Consider it Connecticut's family album.

There is a rare photograph of the Leatherman, a reclusive Frenchman who wandered the state on a regular circuit in the 1850s; a scene of the legendary Charter Oak toppled by a storm, and a car wreck on the Merritt Parkway at about the time the road was completed in the early 1940s.

Sam L. Rothman, a retired history teacher from Stafford, gathered the photos from the Library of Congress, the Connecticut State Archives in Hartford, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in Storrs, and from several smaller collections for his book "Historic Photos of Connecticut."
—Frank Juliano

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596524316
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/20/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
492,667
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

For nearly three decades Sam L. Rothman was a middle school social studies teacher, a college adjunct, and an educational consultant. With a master's degree in U.S. History from Central Connecticut State University he has authored and edited many books, journal articles, and newspaper features on education, history, and the art of teaching. When not out jogging with friends in the Connecticut hills he can generally be found buried amid books at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford.

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