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Capitol and Memorial Arch, Hartford
after 1878
Photographer:Photographed by Marie Kendall , American, 1854 - 1943
Photography; albumen print on paper on cardboard
Primary Dimensions: 4 11/16 x 7 1/2in. (11.9 x 19.1cm) Sheet: 4 11/16 x 7 1/2in. (11.9 x 19.1cm) Mount: 5 1/4 x 8 7/16in. (13.3 x 21.4cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: On the left, a road that passes through an arch between two towers. There is a bridge in the lower left foreground and the tower on the right side is partially reflected in the water under the bridge. On the left is a large domed building in the Eastlake Style of Queen Anne architecture, set on a hill behind a large expanse of lawn with trees on it. In the foreground on the right, a utility pole is visible.
Subject note: The arch depicted is Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, a memorial to the American Civil War, in to Bushnell Park. It was designed by George Keller and was dedicated in 1886. Bushnell Park itself was designed by Jacob Weidenmann with the advice of Frederick Law Olmsted, and the State Capitol building was designed by Richard M. Upjohn and was completed in 1878. From
Inscription: Recto, bottom, written in black ink: "Capitol + Memorial arch Hartford" Verso, right side, written in pencil: "Bushnell / Park / Box"
Object Number: 1980.24.6
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