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$100 reward for the arrest of these parties
$100 reward for the arrest of these parties
Describes 2 men (Benj. J. Dowling and W.E. Miller) and a woman (not named) who have eloped together with a sum of money belonging to the woman's husband., Lifestyle, Signed in print: W.C. Fielding / Chief of Police / Middletown, Conn. / Sept. 3d, 1880.Ages of fugitives added in manuscript.
$100 reward! Stolen from the factory of the subscriber. Mansfield, Sept. 4th, 1848
$100 reward! Stolen from the factory of the subscriber. Mansfield, Sept. 4th, 1848
Poster announces a reward for return of 120 pounds of fringe silk, 10 pounds of fine sewing silk, and 40 to 50 pounds of coarse silk, stolen from a Mansfield silk factory., Livelihood, ECHO
$100 to know who can make this offer. 1888. New Styles. 1889... 40 beautiful cards and scrap pictures for only 10 cts
$100 to know who can make this offer. 1888. New Styles. 1889... 40 beautiful cards and scrap pictures for only 10 cts
Handbill advertises a line of greeting cards, Christmas cards, and scrapbook pictures for 1888-1889 and offers premiums for agents., Lifestyle, Livelihood
$150 -- in gold -- $150 given away! ..
$150 -- in gold -- $150 given away! ..
Advertising handbill for a clothing store., Livelihood
$190 bounty! the best opportunity yet : by order of his excellency Wm. A. Buckingham,
$190 bounty! the best opportunity yet : by order of his excellency Wm. A. Buckingham,
Announces reward for raising a company of 100 men for the 7th Regiment., Infrastructure, Illustration of eagle on shield with arrows, ""The Union It must And shall be Preserved"" on ribbon. ""HLS"" in lower edge of illustration.
$200 reward for the arrest of J.W. Hartstall, alias Hartley, alias Harding,
$200 reward for the arrest of J.W. Hartstall, alias Hartley, alias Harding,
Poster announces a reward for the arrest of a suspected thief and includes a physical description and three photos of him., Livelihood, Dated April 21, 1883.
$500 reward! Mr. William Albert Greeene, sic of the firm of Allen & Greene,
$500 reward! Mr. William Albert Greeene, sic of the firm of Allen & Greene,
Poster announces a reward for recovery of body and papers of Mr. William Albert Greeene [sic] who was killed when the steamboat Lexington was destroyed by fire in Long Island Sound., Infrastructure, The steamer Lexington was bound for Stonington from New York on January 13, 1840 when a fire broke out. There were only four survivors of the 143 on board.
$7 fine! Notice to dog owners! All persons, owners of dogs not registered, are hereby notified to kill or register such dogs ... Norwich, Oct. 3d, 1865
$7 fine! Notice to dog owners! All persons, owners of dogs not registered, are hereby notified to kill or register such dogs ... Norwich, Oct. 3d, 1865
Includes text of an act of the General Assembly to register dogs., Infrastructure, Includes manuscript additions and corrections.
1000 Dollars extra bounty for one hundred men!
1000 Dollars extra bounty for one hundred men!
Offers an additional $10.00 bounty for each man who enlists in the Bee Hive Company. At bottom, blank for indicating location and time where recruits may apply., Infrastructure, Signed in print: H.P. Hitchcock, Recruiting Officer. In manuscript, recruits taken at Tunxis House, Unionville (Farmington), Conn., July 15th.
1885. Spring circular!
1885. Spring circular!
Advertising handbill for a general store., Livelihood
1st annual Real Art Ways golden oldies danceathon, September 24 at the Connecticut Historical Society ..
1st annual Real Art Ways golden oldies danceathon, September 24 at the Connecticut Historical Society ..
Announces fund raiser for Real Art Ways, held at the Connecticut Historical Society., Lifestyle, Design: Wondriska Associates, Inc. Photography: Lanny Nagler.
250th anniversary celebration:  Y.M.C.A. building, Main Street, Middletown
250th anniversary celebration: Y.M.C.A. building, Main Street, Middletown
View of Young Men's Christian Association building and adjoining commercial building decorated with American flags and bunting. The Y.M.C.A. is a large Queen Anne style building with round towers, arched and round windows, half-timbering and plate glass windows on the ground floor. Signs read: "Y.M.C.A. Woman's Auxiliary / Restaurant and Lunch Room / Hot Tea Coffee 5. Open from 11 o'clock" "Young Men's Christian Association" "Middletown's 250 Anniversary / Loan Exhibit" "Look! / Lunch / Rooms / Y.M.C.A. / Woman's / Auxiliary / Upstairs." Men and boys stand on the sidewalk looking in the windows. A man stands beside a board that appears to hold commemorative buttons and ribbons for sale. Two bicycles are at the curb. The brick commercial building at the left has signs read: "Central National Bank" "Dr. / Lambertson / Dentist / First Class" "Lyman Payne" "Pianos / & / Organs" "Singer / Sewing Machines" "Standard Patterns." A man with a beard, holding a cane, stands on the steps. The square Gothic church tower of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is at the far right., Environment, Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger.
250th anniversary celebration: Muncipal Building, Main Street, Middletown
250th anniversary celebration: Muncipal Building, Main Street, Middletown
View of municipal and commercial buildings decorated with flags and bunting. The classical building with an Ionic portico and louvered shutters at the far left has a sign that reads: "Dentist." The Richardsonian Romanesque municipal building has a square clock tower, a round tower and arched windows. It appears to be constructed of brownstone. A reviewing stand with bleachers and folding chairs is in front of it. A man stands on a ladder at the left of the platform. Two shield-shaped decorations appear to be set with electric light bulbs that spell: "1650" and "1900." A picture of an allegorical figure of a woman with a shield is surrounded with American flags. The next building to the right has signs that read: "Middletown / National Bank" "Organized A.D. 1801" and decorations that read: "1650" and "1900." Four men stand on the sidewalk. One is a policeman in uniform. The others stand near boards that appear to hold commemorative buttons, ribbons and souvenirs for sale. The brick building at the right has signs that read in part: "FarmersÂ… Bank" "Business School." Hitching posts and utility poles and wires line the street. Trolley tracks are in the dirt road., Infrastructure, Environment, Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger.
28 High Street, Hartford
28 High Street, Hartford
Brick and stone commercial building in Romanesque revival style has arched windows, dormers, corbel tables, and columns and string courses. Polychrome decoration may be brownstone and marble. Signs read: "E.O. Springer Mfr. / Overalls and Pants" "C.J. Callaghan / Paper /Boxes" "R.S. Peck & Co. / Printers / And Wood Engravers" "Becher / & Eitel / Bookbinders / Blank Books" "The L.E. Rhodes Co. / Tools / and / Machinery." The frame building at the right has a sign that reads: "Stephen Maslen / Monuments." A theatrical poster in the window of the building on the right reads: "Eleanor Robson / Pasrsons Theatre / Tuesday, Mar 28." Men and boys stand on the side walk and in the street. Some are blurred from movement. Inscribed on back: "28 / High St.", Environment, Title supplied by cataloger.
3 Ply Leather belt made by Hartford Belting Co
3 Ply Leather belt made by Hartford Belting Co
Large roll of leather belt with metal tie bands. Sign on roll, "3 Ply Leather Belt. 152 feet long by 60 inches wide made by Hartford Belting Co. Hartford Belting Co. Hartford Conn. for Wisconsin Steel Works. South Chicago, Ill.", Livelihood, The Hartford Belting Company, located at 15 Lewis Street in Hartford, produced leather drive belts for industrial machinery. Title supplied by cataloger.
3 o'clock in the morning guests of this Springfield hotel were thrown from bed ... when runaway trolley freight cars crashed into the building ... Aetna-ize
3 o'clock in the morning guests of this Springfield hotel were thrown from bed ... when runaway trolley freight cars crashed into the building ... Aetna-ize
Advertisement for Aetna Casualty and Surety Company includes photograph of hotel with collapsed corner where hit by freight cars., Infrastructure, Inscribed, lower left corner: ""Form 3548 (B-6)""
30 days only and cash or no trade :
30 days only and cash or no trade :
Advertisement for opening of store., Livelihood, Signed in print : Galen H. Dowd, East Haddam, Conn.
342-344 Main Street, Bridgeport
342-344 Main Street, Bridgeport
Three-story commercial building decorated with steamers, a picture of a man with a beard and mustache, and a banner that reads: "Keep Green the Memory of the Brave." Business signs read: "Dr. Shattuck / Dentist / Low Prices / First Class / work / Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "McCord, Copeland & Co." A sign above the door reads: "G.A.R. Hall." The building immediately to the left is also decorated with streamers and has signs that read: "Noble unto / Death" and "Bush, Bull / & Co. / Dry goods / Carpets / Oil cloth."Both buildings have striped awnings. Inscribed on back: "G.A.R. Hall.", Environment, Title supplied by cataloger. John McCord, John C. Copeland and Charles W. McCord were the partners in McCord, Copeland & Co., a dry goods store located at 342 Main Street. G.B. Bush and James V. Bull were the partners in Bush, Bull & Co., a dry goods store at 346 Main Street.
4th July! Hurrah for fun! : concert, by Wyatt's Company at American Hall, Hartford.Fourth July! Hurrah for fun!
4th July! Hurrah for fun! : concert, by Wyatt's Company at American Hall, Hartford.Fourth July! Hurrah for fun!
Printed on green stock, with woodcut of performer in costume in center of sheet., Lifestyle
500 farmers wanted
500 farmers wanted
States terms on which he will sell farms in Indiana; states that Chester Adams is his agent for same in Hartford, Conn., Livelihood
98th national pow-wow invisible celebration at the capital! : Patriotism not dead but sleeping. The bowels of old Hartford are moving!
98th national pow-wow invisible celebration at the capital! : Patriotism not dead but sleeping. The bowels of old Hartford are moving!
Satirical broadside of a 4th of July celebration in Hartford, Conn., Lifestyle, At head of title: 1776. Independence Day. 1874.Includes woodcuts of an American eagle, and George Washington.
A New and Correct Map of the United States of North America
A New and Correct Map of the United States of North America
Geopolitical map of the United States following the Revolutionary War, in two separate pieces, (.a) and (.b). It shows new boundaries as determined at the Treaty of Paris: to the north is Canada's James Bay; to the east, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean; to the south, the Gulf of Mexico and what was then known as the Gulf of Florida; to the west, lands beyond the Mississippi River. Canadian places named on the map include Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labrador, and the boundary of Hudson Bay. The American states named on the map are Massachusetts, Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Maine, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida also appear on the map, but were not states at the time. The cartouche appears in the lower right corner of (.b). On the left of the cartouche, a winged figure blowing a horn heralds the American flag, lit by the rising sun. The figure represents Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, commerce, and war. On the flag are thirteen stars, arranged in five rows, and thirteen stripes. A winged cherub holds up a fringed, oval item (a piece of fabric, possibly). On it is the Connecticut State Seal with three grapevines. To the right of the title, a female figure representing Liberty sits under a tree, holding a liberty cap on a pole in her right hand. In her left, she holds a globe inscribed "America." At her feet is a scroll inscribed with the first Independence Day. The New Haven silversmith Abel Buell engraved, printed, and published the first map of the United States less than a year after the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War. His map includes one of the first representations of the flag of the new republic together with a prominent representation of the Connecticut State Seal. Buell was not a cartographer; he based his map on pre-existing sources, primarily the map of North America by John Mitchell, which was used in negotiating the Treaty. Following the Colonial charter, he showed Connecticut’s western boundary extending beyond the Mississippi River, taking in huge portions of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois along the way. The name “Connecticut” proudly appears immediately beneath the name of the United States, near a description of “Extensive Natural Meadows….where…. large herds of BUFFALO and other Beasts resort for Grass and Salt.” Connecticut's western land claims were a source of much contention. In 1784, when Buell's map was published, armed conflict was taking place in the Wyoming Valley between settlers from Connecticut and those from Pennsylvania.
A. E. McLean house, Hartford County
A. E. McLean house, Hartford County
Man wearing suit and bowler hat, standing in front of two-story clapboard Colonial house with louvered shutters. Neatly trimmed and raked front and side driveways. Two additions on rear of house. To the right of the house is a covered pump. A tall ladder leans against right side of house. Chimney has curved cover. Inscription on back: "A. E. McLean" "Bristol? Simsbury?", Lifestyle, Diversity, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company. Probably taken in Bristol or Simsbury.
A. H. Gillett family, Bridgewater
A. H. Gillett family, Bridgewater
Family in front of two-story clapboard gable end house with side porch and louvered shutters. Three men in hats, a woman and a girl stand at a picket fence. Front door has stone step. In front of men is a stone post and on left is large tree. Three neatly trimmed bushes, a hammock and a wood frame, possibly an arbor, are behind the fence. Inscription on back: "A. H. Gillett" "Bridgewater", Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company. In 1882 and 1883 there was a A & H Gillette country store in Bridgewater; from 1884 to 1888 it became the H. D. Gillette store.
A. L. Austin family, New Milford or Washington
A. L. Austin family, New Milford or Washington
Man in hat, coat and high boots with two oxen in front of stone retaining wall. Women in buttoned coat, dark gloves and hat standing on the wall with large dog, possibly a mastiff. View probably taken late fall; there are no leaves on large tree in front of house. One and a half story wood clapboard cape style house with nine over six double hung windows and louvered shutters, attached one-story addition to left with deep roof over door and Victorian support brackets. Flat porch roof with three stylized support columns of ganged boards and possibly gothic revival motif covering two entry doors each with five-light transom. Brick chimneys on each section of house and basement windows in foundation. Two and a half story vertical clad barn to left of house has double hung windows on 2nd floor, some boarded over, and brick chimney. Inscription on back: "A. L. Austin." "In bundle with New Milford, also included some Washington"., Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company.
A. L. Foster & Co., 45-53 Asylum Street, Hartford
A. L. Foster & Co., 45-53 Asylum Street, Hartford
Store in a brick commercial building with signs that read: "A.L. Foster & Co." "45 A.L. Foster & Co. 45" "Merchant Tailors" "51 / Geo. D. Bartlett / 51 / A.F. Booth / 53." Various articles of clothing, including gloves, jackets, trousers and blankets are on display in front of the building. Some items hang from a clothesline. A poster is at the left. Two men stand in front of the shop. Two additional men are in an upstairs window. A fifth man, blurred from movement, is at the far left. Inscribed on back: "Alden O. Packard / Theodore Clapp / (Two other salesmen were / J. Will Mercer / John Taylor) / 1887.", Livelihood, Environment, Infrastructure, Title supplied by cataloger.
A. Mitchelson family, Tariffville
A. Mitchelson family, Tariffville
Two men and two women who wear striped dresses stand at picket fence in front of two-story five-bay clapboard house with louvered shutters. Full front and right side Victorian porch with Italianate columns has prolific vines. One of the men is with a horse in a dirt road, one of women stands at the fence gate. A chair is on front porch. A one and half story addition behind house on right has two dormers. There is a stone step and hitching post at road edge left of horse. Far left is another house or barn of large block stone with ladder. Large trees in yard and flowering bushes at right side of house behind fence.Inscription on back: "A. Mitchelson" "Don't want / got a lot" "Tariffville" "Elm St.", Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company. Tariffville is a village in the northeast corner of Simsbury.
A. Mosier family, Windsor
A. Mosier family, Windsor
Three women and girl at picket fence in front of clapboard Victorian vernacular cross gable house with Italianate additions. One of the women and the girl wear aprons. House has louvered shutters and corner tower and cupola. Roofline has double brackets. Front and side gable ends have bay windows. Front door is on tower and has large scrolled brackets supporting small porch overhead. Flowering bushes in yard and small trees. Far right are two barns. Left background is large vertical sided barn with louvered cupola. Fence parallels dirt road in front of house and has large posts with large finials on top and shaped pickets. On left of house are posts with wire fence. Inscription on back: "A. Mosier" "N. end of Poquonnock. W. side of road" "Windsor, Poquonnock", Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company.
A. P. Hine family, Waterbury vicinity
A. P. Hine family, Waterbury vicinity
Women with dog and two children at side of two-story clapboard Victorian Stick style house painted in contrasting colors with metal roof crest, masonry foundation and bay window on left. Center front gable has decorative scrollwork. Front entry porch has double columns, vine-covered trellis, a railing and lattice beneath. Dirt and stone road and street sidewalk curve front of house. Yard is neatly trimmed and a garden is behind the house. At right is another house. In background at left are rooftops of additional houses. Inscription on back: "A. P. Hine" "Super of Brass Mill" "Call at House" "don't want", Lifestyle, Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company.
A. Pease family, Enfield vicinity
A. Pease family, Enfield vicinity
A woman and a bearded man standing with a yoked team of oxen in front of a two-story Greek revival house. Barns and other outbuildings are behind the house. A fence is at the right., Lifestyle, Probably Enfield vicinity. Title supplied by cataloger. Some photographs in this collection bear the imprint of the Northern Survey Company.

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