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169 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut
1880-1890
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; albumen print on paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 3/8 x 7in. (11.1 x 17.8cm) Sheet (height x width): 5 x 8in. (12.7 x 20.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Lyde Wayne
Gallery Copy: Photograph of a three-story, Italianate brick house located at 169 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut. The people depicted may be members of the John Dwight Parker family, who rented this house in 1883. Parker was employed at the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company.
Description: Two men and a woman stand on the porch of a three-story, Italianate brick house. One man holds an infant on the banister railing. The woman wears an apron. A second woman looks out a window at left. Vines grow on the porch. A bay window is at the left side. The roof is supported by brackets. Leafless trees grow in the grassy lawn. A barn or carriage house is in the left background. A second house is at the right. A puddle of water is in the dirt street which is lined by paved sidewalks. A street light is at the right.
Historical Note: John Dwight Parker, whose family rented the house in this photograph, worked at the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company (Hartford City Directory).
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on verso upper left: "169 [93 in ink, crossed out in pencil] Sigourney Street / Hartford, Conn. --- / " Inscribed in ink on verso in different hand than above: "In 1883 this house was rented by the John Dwight Parker family".
Object Number: 1977.12.0
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