A photographic survey by Karen O'Maxfield of the landmarks, history, neighborhoods and people that make Hartford, Connecticut a special place.
Below are but a few of the resources used in collecting information for this website. Several of these books are out of print but may be found at the Hartford Public Library or the Connecticut State Library. We recommend these for your own research on Hartford's history.

Cedar Hil Cemetery, published 1890 by Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The City of Hartford 1784–1984: An Illustrated History by Ellsworth Strong Grant and Marion Hepburn Grant, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1986.

City of Hartford and Vicinity ... and Their Resources compiled by J. H. Sutherland, published by The Evening Post Association, 1900.

The Colonial History of Hartford, by Rev. William DeLoss Love, published by the author, 1914

Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People by Wilbur L. Cross, Federal Writers' Project (Conn.), published in 1938 by Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Connecticut's Canals, by Charles Rufus Harte, published by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, 1933

Grace, Grit and Growling by David Arcidiacono.

The Great Hartford Picture Book by Wilson H. Faude, published by The Donning Company, 1985

Hartford: An Illustrated History of Connecticut's Capital by Glenn Weaver, published by Windsor Publications, Inc., 1982

Hartford and Its Points of Interest published 1895 by the Mercantile Illustrating Company of New York.

Hartford Architecture, Vols One, Two and Three by the Hartford Architecture Conservancy, 1978-1980

Hartford, Conn. as a Manufacturing, Business and Commercial Center: with Brief Sketches of its History, Attractions, Leading Industries and Institutions. By P.H. Woodward, published by the Hartford Board of Trade, 1889.

Historical Hartford Courant. The nation's oldest continuously-published newspaper is fully digitized from 1764-1987 and can be found online through iConn.org.

A History of the Connecticut River by Wick Griswold, published by The History Press, 2012

Hartford History: A Series of Papers by Willis I. Twitchell, published by Press of the Plimpton Mfg. Co., 1907, c1899

Hartford; Yesterday and Today by Robert H. Arnold, printed by Wolf Color Graphics, 1985

History of Hartford Streets: Their Names with Origin and Dates of Use by Albert L. Washburn and Henry R. Buck, published in 1911 by the Municipal Arts Society of Hartford.

Images of America: Hartford, Volume I by Wilson H. Faude, published by Arcadia Publishing, 1994

Images of America: Hartford, Volume II by Wilson H. Faude, published by Arcadia Publishing, 1995

In and About Hartford – Its People & Places, by Marion Hepburn Grant, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1989

Laying of the Corner-Stone of the CT State Library and Supreme Court Building at Hartford May 25, 1909. Ceremony booklet published by the State of Connecticut.

Livingplaces.com, published by the Gombach Group in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884 by James Hammond Trumbull and Clarence F. Jewett. Published 1886 by E.L. Osgood, Boston.

Monument: The Connecticut State Capitol edited by David Park Curry and Patricia Daws Pierce, published 1979 by the Old State House Association, Hartford.

Souvenir Book of the Municipal Buliding Dedication, published 1915 by Wm. Joseph Martin.

The New York Times, 1851–2001, as digitized by ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Travelers: 100 Years published in1964 by the Travelers Insurance Company.

Trips by Trolley Around Hartford, published by White & Warner, 1901.

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