Connecticut Historical Society Museum, Hartford, CT Photos

The Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library in the Curtis Veeder house (1925-8) at One Elizabeth St., in Hartford, CT. is noted for several of its collections including early American Tavern signs plus decorative arts originating in Connecticut ranging from early colonial items through to the modern products of noted state factories.

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Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library in Curtis Veeder house. Hartford, CT.Parlor fireplace of Veeder House under frieze of animals, now home of Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Frieze of gold animals in raised plaster at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Staircase at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library in Curtis Veeder house (1925-8) (One Elizabeth St.). Hartford, CT. Style: Colonial Revival.Parlor fireplace of Veeder House under frieze of animals, now home of Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Frieze of gold animals in raised plaster at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Staircase at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Tin chandelier from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in East Plymouth, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tin chandelier from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in East Plymouth, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Collection of early American inn & tavern signs at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Collection of early American inn & tavern signs at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Tin chandelier (c1792) from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in East Plymouth, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tin chandelier (c1792) from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in East Plymouth, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Collection of early American inn & tavern signs at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Collection of early American inn & tavern signs at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Gen. Wolfe tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.A. Lewis's Inn sign with Masonic symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.H. Rose 'Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.' sign with Masonic symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Strangers, Resort of J. Carter tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Gen. Wolfe tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.A. Lewis's Inn sign (1812) with Masonic symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.H. Rose 'Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.' sign with Masonic symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Strangers, Resort of J. Carter tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Crowfoot's Inn sign in symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Temperance inn or tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.A. Phelps' Inn sign by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Vernon Hotel sign by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Crowfoot's Inn sign in symbols at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Temperance inn or tavern sign at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.A. Phelps' Inn sign by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Vernon Hotel sign (1834) by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
S. Wadsworth's Inn sign with American Eagle by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Pettibone's Tavern sign with American Eagle at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.S. Harrington sign with American Eagle at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Connecticut-style Colonial doorway at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
S. Wadsworth's Inn sign with American Eagle (1844) by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Pettibone's Tavern sign with American Eagle (1870) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.S. Harrington sign with American Eagle (1833) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Connecticut-style Colonial doorway (1750) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Bronze grain measure from London, glass bottle from England, & ceramic jug from England or Germany at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Turned chair from Branford or Wethersfield, CT & oak chair prob. from Hartford owned by Governor John Winthrop, Jr. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Oak & pine chest prob. from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Objects made from Charter Oak wherein patriots hid Connecticut's charter when King James II tried to revoke the colony's right to self-government at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Bronze grain measure (167) from London, glass bottle (1600s) from England, & ceramic jug (c1650) from England or Germany at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Turned chair (c1650) from Branford or Wethersfield, CT & oak chair (1660) prob. from Hartford owned by Governor John Winthrop, Jr. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Oak & pine chest (c1680) prob. from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Objects made from Charter Oak wherein patriots hid Connecticut's charter (1687) when King James II tried to revoke the colony's right to self-government at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Jewelry with symbols of Charter Oak at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tall clock case made from the Charter Oak by John Most of Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tall clock by Daniel Burnap, chair , & Portrait of Mrs. Eldredge by John Brewster, Jr. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait of Mrs. James Eldredge by John Brewster, Jr. of Brooklyn at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Jewelry with symbols of Charter Oak at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tall clock case made from the Charter Oak (c1875) by John Most of Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Tall clock (1780-1800) by Daniel Burnap, chair (c1800), & Portrait of Mrs. Eldredge (1795) by John Brewster, Jr. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait of Mrs. James (Lucy Gallup) Eldredge (1795) by John Brewster, Jr. of Brooklyn at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Mirror from Preston, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chest-on-chest possibly by Silas William Rice of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chairs from Connecticut at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Demo of Windsor-chair contouring for comfort at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Mirror (c1775) from Preston, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chest-on-chest (1790-1810) possibly by Silas William Rice of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chairs (c1790s) from Connecticut at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Demo of Windsor-chair contouring for comfort (rt) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Portrait of Ashbel Riley of Wethersfield by William Johnston at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Revolutionary era wood canteens & powder horn at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Cherry table prob. by Jonathan Birge of East Windsor, chair from Saybrook, & portrait of two boys at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait of two boys in garden possibly by John Durand at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Portrait of Ashbel Riley of Wethersfield (c1762-4) by William Johnston at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Revolutionary era wood canteens & powder horn at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Cherry table (1790-1810) prob. by Jonathan Birge of East Windsor, chair (1740-70) from Saybrook, & portrait of two boys (c1765) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait of two boys in garden (c1765) possibly by John Durand at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Revolutionary era wagon wheel used to carry military supplies to Yorktown, VA plus iron cooking pots at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Engraving of South Part of Lexington battle by Amos Doolittle from eye-witness accounts at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.E. Ely Inn sign with American Eagle & Masonic symbols by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Earthenware commemorative pitcher showing George Washington's monument from Staffordshire, England at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Revolutionary era wagon wheel (1775) used to carry military supplies to Yorktown, VA plus iron cooking pots (1700-1800s) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Engraving of South Part of Lexington battle (1775) by Amos Doolittle from eye-witness accounts at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.E. Ely Inn sign with American Eagle & Masonic symbols (1824) by William Rice at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Earthenware commemorative pitcher showing George Washington's monument (1820-40) from Staffordshire, England at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Masonic apron at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Mirror at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait Reuben Humphreys by Richard Brunson of East Granby at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Green tea service by Staffordshire of England at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Masonic apron (1800-20) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Mirror (late 18th-early 19th C) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Portrait Reuben Humphreys (1800) by Richard Brunson of East Granby at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Green tea service (1820-40) by Staffordshire of England at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Portrait Anna Humphreys & daughter Eliza by Richard Brunson of East Granby at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Civil War tin canteen at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Display of kitchen objects at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware plate possibly by Smith Pottery, Norwalk, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Portrait Anna Humphreys & daughter Eliza (1800) by Richard Brunson of East Granby at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Civil War tin canteen (1860s) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Display of kitchen objects (1820-65) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware plate (1830-50) possibly by Smith Pottery, Norwalk, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Redware jar , cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. , mustard tin , native basket , shelf clock , redware cake mold , salt-glazed jug by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar , & pewter whale oil lamp at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Salt-glazed jug with cobalt blue decoration by Abraham Mead of Greenwich, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware cake or jelly mold , salt-glazed jug by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar with brown slip glaze at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Shelf clock by Silas Hoadley of Plymouth at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Redware jar (early 1800s), cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. (1824-35), mustard tin (c1858), native basket (c1840-50), shelf clock (c1809-49), redware cake mold (early 1800s), salt-glazed jug (1791) by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar (late 1800s), & pewter whale oil lamp (1830-60) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Salt-glazed jug with cobalt blue decoration (1791) by Abraham Mead of Greenwich, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware cake or jelly mold (early 1800s), salt-glazed jug (1791) by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar with brown slip glaze (late 1800s) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Shelf clock (c1809-49) by Silas Hoadley of Plymouth at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Antislavery banner 'Let the oppressed go free!' at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Display of late 1800s domestic items with cast-iron wood stove by Walker & Pratt of Boston at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Molded stoneware pitcher by Sidney Risley of Norwich & toaster by Sidney Risley of Norwich at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Opaque glass double kerosene lamp & shelf clock by E. Ingraham & Co. of Bristol, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Antislavery banner 'Let the oppressed go free!' at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Display of late 1800s domestic items with cast-iron wood stove (1880s) by Walker & Pratt of Boston at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Molded stoneware pitcher (1850-75) by Sidney Risley of Norwich & toaster (1915) by Sidney Risley of Norwich at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Opaque glass double kerosene lamp & shelf clock (c1880) by E. Ingraham & Co. of Bristol, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Transferware commemorative plate showing Hartford Civil War memorial by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons of Staffordshire, England flanked by CT-made silverware at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Votes for Women Pageant & Parade, Hartford program at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Whale scrimshaw carvings at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Side chair by Lambert Hitchcock of Riverton, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Transferware commemorative plate showing Hartford Civil War memorial (1896) by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons of Staffordshire, England flanked by CT-made silverware at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Votes for Women Pageant & Parade, Hartford program (1914) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Whale scrimshaw carvings at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Side chair (1825-32) by Lambert Hitchcock of Riverton, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Caster set by Barbour Bros. Co. of Hartford plus silver fish spoon from Meriden & cake server from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver tea service by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Table bell with Neoclassical figure by Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden Ct. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Cigarette & match holder in shape of bird's foot by Hartford Silver Co. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Caster set (c1895) by Barbour Bros. Co. of Hartford plus silver fish spoon (c1900) from Meriden & cake server (1847) from Hartford at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver tea service (c1879) by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. of Wallingford, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Table bell with Neoclassical figure (c1885) by Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden Ct. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Cigarette & match holder in shape of bird's foot (1884-94) by Hartford Silver Co. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Cocktail set by Manning Bowman of Meriden & lidded ice bucket by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.'Taurex' candlesticks by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed electric food warmer by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Cocktail set by Manning Bowman of Meriden & lidded ice bucket (c1945) by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.'Taurex' candlesticks (c1934) by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed electric food warmer (c1932) by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Display of 20th C products made in Connecticut at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Kitchen products with electric stove by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed trays at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Display of 20th C products made in Connecticut at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Kitchen products (20th C) with electric stove (1937) by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Chromed trays (20th C) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.

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