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Charles De Wolf Brownell, Charter Oak

The Legend of the Charter Oak

This Charles D. Brownell painting from the mid-1850s epitomizes the…

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Portrait of James Mars

1850s Equal Rights Activist James Mars

James Mars was born into slavery in Norwalk, Connecticut in…

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Prudence Crandall

State Heroine Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was born in 1803 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island,…

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Launching of the Nautilus

Launching of the USS Nautilus 1954

The USS Nautilus demonstrates Connecticut’s continuing maritime traditions and dedication…

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Connecticut Suffragists, 1919

Connecticut Suffragists 1919

Despite the fact that the women in this well-known photograph…

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Assembly of parachute flare casings

Munitions Assembly Line 1943

The women and factory depicted in this picture are unknown,…

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Published 1852

Harriet Beecher was born to a prominent Connecticut family in…

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Dedication of the New State Capitol, 1876

Imagining Connecticut

Who are we?  What traditions and accomplishments define us as…

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Colt workers in front of the Armory, 1876

Workers at the Colt Armory, Hartford 1867

Colt Firearms has been one of the most prominent industries…

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View of the Merritt Parkway in the 1930's

Merritt Parkway 1939

As early as 1919 the Connecticut Department of Transportation recognized…

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The Yankee Peddler

The Yankee Peddler 1850

Yankee peddlers were a common sight in the Connecticut countryside…

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Circus Parade, Main Street, Hartford

A Legacy of Thriving Cities 1905

The turn of the century brought a sharp rise in…

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Crew of the Whaling Schooner, Margaret

Crew of the Whaling Schooner Margaret 1907

Although no particular data is available on the Margaret, she…

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Suburban Development, Lower Litchfield County

Suburban Development in Litchfield County 1982

Few other states felt the lure of the suburbs as…

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Tobacco Valley, Windsor

Shade Grown Tobacco, Windsor 1965

Connecticut’s agricultural traditions have endured over hundreds of years, and…

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The Eli Terry Clock

Workers at the Eli Terry Clock Factory 1850

Connecticut manufacturer Eli Terry was born in 1772. He began working…

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Fort Griswold

Fort Griswold and the Battle of Groton Heights 1781

East of the Thames River, on Groton Heights, Fort Griswold…

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Twenty-three-year old Virginia Algonquian man

Algonquin Man 1645

The Native American presence in Connecticut represents an important part…

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Mayor's Council Armenian Group, Hartford, 1920

Welcoming Armenian Immigrants, Hartford, 1920

This naturalization ceremony in Hartford demonstrates the importance of the…

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The Wethersfield Academy

Wethersfield Academy Est. 1804

Connecticut is celebrated for its long-lasting commitment to education.  In…

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View of the New Haven Green

A Puritan Landscape New Haven Town Green

On April 24, 1638 Rev. John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton…

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Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Est. 1842

February 1, 2014 • Arts, Hartford, Imagining Connecticut

Art and culture have always played an important role in…

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Puerto Rican Festival, Hartford

Park Street Festival, Hartford 1978

Despite the exodus to the suburbs, Connecticut’s cities still retain…

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Private Henry Cornwall

Private Henry Cornwall 1862

The State of Connecticut sent over 55,000 troops to help…

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Published 1885

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langehorne Clemens on November 30,…

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