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A View of Hartford
Publisher:Published by The Hartford Courant , American, founded 1764
Lithography; black and colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 35 1/4 x 23 1/4in. (89.5 x 59.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 36 x 24in. (91.4 x 61cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Ursula Korzenik
Gallery Copy: Founded in 1764, the Hartford Courant is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. Its history has been inextricably linked to the history of the city of Hartford. This pictorial map issued in 1989 on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the newspaper's founding is not the first time the Courant was involved in map publishing. In 1811, the publishers of the Courant, Hudson & Goodwin, were authorized by the Connecticut State Legislature to a map of the State. Prepared by Moses Warren and George Gillet, this map would prove to be a model of accuracy and would serve as the basis for many subsequent maps of Connecticut.
Description: Bird's-eye view of part of Hartford, Connecticut commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Hartford Courant. Asylum Hill is to the north, Founders Bridge to the east, Colt Park to the south, and Frog Hollow to the west. The image shows the city streets, buildings (businesses, residences and public buildings), traffic in the city and on the freeways, and boats in the river. Some of the notable buildings are labeled (the Civic Center, the Old State House, City Hall, Wadsworth Atheneum, etc.), as are the neighborhoods. The poster was produced by the Hartford Courant, and a short paragraph at the bottom of the sheet describes the city's and the newspaper's growth.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, bottom left, printed in black ink: "© 1989 THE / HARTFORD / COURANT" Bottom left, printed in black ink: "A / VIEW / OF / HARTFORD" Verso, top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "98456"
Object Number: 2004.142.6
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