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A Cultural and Historical Map of Hartford
1933
Designer:Designed by Katherine C. Bartholomew , American, 1907 - 1992
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Publisher:Dedicated to the Hartford Junior League , American, founded 1914
Lithography; colored printer's inks on pale yellow wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 26 3/4 x 21in. (67.9 x 53.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 28 x 22in. (71.1 x 55.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: In the depths of the great Depression, two young Hartford women designed this map showing cultural and historic sites in Hartford and West Hartford. According to an article that appeared in the Hartford Courant, the map was one of many projects undertaken by Hartford society women in an attempt to supplement their husbands' diminished incomes. It includes both early structures, such as the Old State House and Center Church, and more recent structures, such as the Connecticut State Library and the Bushnell Memorial, which were roughly contemporary with the map itself. It is dedicated to the Hartford Junior League and was awarded first prize in the Junior League's educational map contest, held in Philadelphia in 1933.
Description: Map of Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut, with Bloomfield to the north and Wethersfield to the south. Locations of historic sites, parks, and schools are shown. Images of open books below the map list important buildings in Hartford and famous Hartford residents. A scroll lists additional sites of interest, including many relating to Native Americans in Hartford. A decorative scrollwork border is illustrated with images of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House, the Charles Dudley Warner House, the Lydia Sigourney House, the Charter Oak, the Old North Church, the Old State House, the Municipal Building, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Morgan Memorial, the Bushnell Memorial, the State Capitol, the State Library, Center Church, the Children's Museum, the McCook House, the Henry Barnard House, Trinity College Chapel, the Noah Webster House, and the Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens. The seal of the city of Hartford is at the top. A lyre and an artist's palette are at the bottom.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: On recto, lower center, printed in black ink, "A CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL / MAP / OF / HARTFORD / DEDICATED TO / THE HARTFORD JUNIOR LEAGUE / TRADITION - 1933 - EDUCATION" On recto, lower left, in pencil, "[99018]" On verso, lower right, in pencil, "2005.199.0"
Object Number: 2005.199.0
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