History nerds should stop by the third floor of the Hartford Public Library before September 30th. There is an array of materials on display, from photographs to books to old posters advertising “ponderous” events.
Among the most interesting, to me, were the photographs of famous women from Connecticut. There were also images and artifacts related to the circus fire.
Another area of interest is the display created by Hartford Prints. Hartford Public High School students selected historical photographs to interpret and link to the future. One example of this is a picture of visitors to Elizabeth Park. The interpretation is a print in which a woman’s dress has changed form to “soften” her a bit, and then her umbrella is printed in a deep pink, which has been noted as being a completely modern color.
The exhibit is free.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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