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Connecticut Collection

Background imageConnecticut Collection: First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636

First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636
Thomas Hookers congregation migrates from Massachusetts to settle Hartford, Connecticut, 1636. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s

Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s
Early schoolroom in colonial New England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Puritans founding New Haven, Connecticut

Puritans founding New Haven, Connecticut
John Davenport leads Puritans in giving thanks for their arrival at New Haven, Connecticut, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Puritan families migrating to Connecticut, 1635

Puritan families migrating to Connecticut, 1635
Colonials traveling to the Connecticut River Valley to settle Wethersfield and Windsor. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Hiding the Connecticut charter in an oak tree, 1687

Hiding the Connecticut charter in an oak tree, 1687
Connecticut colonist hiding the colonys charter in a hollow oak to keep it from Governor Andros, 1687. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: New London, Connecticut, 1776

New London, Connecticut, 1776
Seaport of New London, Connecticut in 1776. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a contemporary sketch

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HSET2A-00054

HSET2A-00054
New England colonial couple in farmhouse dooryard, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Singing procession during a religious awakening, 1740s

Singing procession during a religious awakening, 1740s
Singing procession of a New England congregation during a religious revival, 1740. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: King Charles II granting a charter to Connecticut colonists

King Charles II granting a charter to Connecticut colonists
Colonists discussing the Connecticut charter wih King Charles II. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England

Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England
Puritan offender standing in the pillory in a New England seaport, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Ship-building in New England, 1800s

Ship-building in New England, 1800s
Busy New England shipyard in the 19th century. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Yale Universitiy in the late 1700s

Yale Universitiy in the late 1700s
Yale College in 1784. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s

Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s
Steamboats on the Connecticut River in Hartford, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Dutch map of New Netherland and New England

Dutch map of New Netherland and New England
New Netherland and New England, circa 1630. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of DeLaets map

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Conflict between English and Dutch colonists in Connecticut

Conflict between English and Dutch colonists in Connecticut
English and Dutch farmers quarreling in colonial Connecticut, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Colonial Governor Andros arriving in Connecticut, 1687

Colonial Governor Andros arriving in Connecticut, 1687
Governor Edmund Andros arriving at Old Saybrook to take control of Connecticut colony, 1687. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Colonists during the Pequot War in Fairfield, Connecticut, 1637

Colonists during the Pequot War in Fairfield, Connecticut, 1637
Gathering of alarmed Connecticut colonists at Fairfield during the Pequot War, 1637. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Dutch ship threatening English colonists in Connecticut

Dutch ship threatening English colonists in Connecticut
Dutch ship passing Fort Good Hope on the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Roger Sherman of Connecticut

Roger Sherman of Connecticut
Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration, jurist, and senator. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Children sledding after a snowstorm, 1800s

Children sledding after a snowstorm, 1800s
Sledding down a snowy village road, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Apple pickers

Apple pickers
Young woman carrying a basket of apples from an orchard. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Connecticut colonists deciding to oppose Governor Andros

Connecticut colonists deciding to oppose Governor Andros
Connecticut colonists agreeing to hide their charter from Governor Edmund Andros, 1687. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HSET2A-00126

HSET2A-00126
Drummer calling early New England colonists to church service, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by E.A. Abbey

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HSET2A-00036

HSET2A-00036
New England colonists on a town street, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Connecticut militia camped during the Pequot War

Connecticut militia camped during the Pequot War
Captain Masons militia camped near Porters Rocks, Groton, Connecticut, in the Pequot War, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut

Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut
Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. Digitally colored printed halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: EVRV2A-00139

EVRV2A-00139
Recruiting privateersmen to serve the American cause in the Revolutionary War, New London, Connecticut. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: EVRV2A-00249

EVRV2A-00249
Messenger bringing colonists news of the battle at Lexington Green, 1775. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Buying Thanksgiving turkeys in Hartford, Connecticut, 1870s

Buying Thanksgiving turkeys in Hartford, Connecticut, 1870s
Open-air market at Statehouse Square on the day before Thanksgiving in Hartford, Connecticut, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: NATI2A-00100

NATI2A-00100
Mohawk weapons: a deer-shank tomahawk and a scalping knife. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: EVNt2A-00110

EVNt2A-00110
Captain Masons attack on the Pequots fortified village, 1637. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: Stagecoach travel

Stagecoach travel
Stagecoach on the old Boston Post road. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: PLIT2A-00090

PLIT2A-00090
Noah Webster, American lexicographer, surrounded by books. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HREC2A-00019

HREC2A-00019
Coasting on double-runner sleds in New England, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HSET2A-00080

HSET2A-00080
Spinning-wheel beside a colonial kitchen fireplace. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: AGRI2A-00002

AGRI2A-00002
Gathering pumpkins, an October scene in New England, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: AGRI2A-00040

AGRI2A-00040
Spring farmers work to clear away stones with an ox team. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: HSET2A-00051

HSET2A-00051
Puritan wedding in New England, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConnecticut Collection: PREV2A-00074

PREV2A-00074
Roger Sherman, full portrait, with his signature. Hand-colored 19th-century engraving reproduction of a painting

Background imageConnecticut Collection: PREV2A-00077

PREV2A-00077
Nathan Hale, who said, " I regret I have but one life to give for my country, " when hanged by the British as a spy. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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