Hartford Through Time


From the esteemed collection of the Hartford History Center, Hartford’s Historical Society at the Hartford Public Library come over 90 never before published views of Hartford from glass plate negatives of the early 1900s. This record of an era past, when transportation was by horse-drawn wagons and the early automobile, have been joined by award-winning photographer Andy Hart’s “today” photographs.

One views familiar scenes and can see what was there before. Historian Wilson H. Faude selected the “then” images, researched and wrote the captions.

Both gentlemen have donated their efforts so all royalties from the book will go to the Hartford History Center, to support its collections and programs. With every book purchased one is helping the center add to its collections and host programs and exhibits that will preserve and share the story of the capital city. This book is for the lifelong Hartford resident and those who have just arrived.



The Mark Twain House & Museum is a non-profit institution. All purchases and proceeds go directly into the upkeep and restoration of the historic home.

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