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Historic Beauty of Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway Bridges
The Merritt Parkway was the first divided-lane, limited-access highway in Connecticut.
Vintage hand-colored map of Connecticut from 1857
This beautiful hand drawn map of Connecticut was created in 1857 by Laura Roys, a student who attended Hartford Female Seminary, an all-female academy in Hartford, Connecticut. The map is beautifully colored, with shades of blue, orange, red, pink, yellow, and violet adorning the border of each city and town.
Beautifully detailed map of Wallingford, CT from 1905
Wallingford, Connecticut in the 19th century.
Historic map of Stratford, Connecticut from 1882
Historic bird’s eye view of Stratford, Connecticut from 1882
Beautifully restored map of New London, CT from 1876
Bird’s eye view of New London, Connecticut in 1876
Beautifully restored map of Ansonia, Connecticut from 1921
Old map showing an aerial view of Ansonia, Connecticut from 1921
10 amazing old pictures reveal forgotten history of Hartford, CT
Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is...
Vintage postcard of the YMCA in Bridgeport, CT from the 1950’s
Bridgeport’s Young Men’s Christian Association was formed in June, 1883, and the...
Vintage Picture of the Chicken Roost in Bridgeport from the 1950’s
The Chicken Roost was a restaurant in Bridgeport, CT that was famous for its “As You Like It” southern fried chicken.
12 vintage postcards of UConn from the 1950’s
The University of Connecticut began its history in 1880, when two brothers…
9 beautiful old pictures of Berlin Turnpike landmarks
The Berlin Turnpike is a roadway in Connecticut that served as the primary route...
9 historic images reveal the colorful history of Ansonia, CT
Ansonia is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut that was first settled by…
Vintage images of Lake Compounce in the 1950’s
Lake Compounce, located in Bristol and Southington, CT, is America’s oldest…
24 amazing old images of New Haven’s hidden beauty
New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut. The city was founded in…
19 historic pictures of Stamford’s Dolan Middle School
Generations of Stamford, Connecticut residents have attended Dolan Middle…
14 beautiful old pictures reveal lost grandeur of Bridgeport, CT
Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the…
Stunning vintage map of New Milford, CT from 1882
This vintage map shows New Milford, Connecticut as it looked in 1882.
Beautiful vintage map of Forestville, CT from 1880
This old map shows the Forestville section of what is now known as Bristol, Connecticut.
Beautifully restored map of Norwich, CT from 1876
This old map shows Norwich, Connecticut as it looked in 1876.
Beautifully illustrated map of Connecticut from 1926
Beautiful old map of the Nutmeg State illustrated with unique vintage drawings.
Beautifully restored map of Southington, CT from 1878
This map shows Southington, Connecticut as it looked in 1878.
Bird’s eye view of Willimantic, CT from 1882
This old map shows Willimantic, Connecticut in the late 19th century.
Old map showing a bird’s eye view of Hazardville, CT in 1880
This old map shows Hazardville, Connecticut in the late 19th century.
Bird’s eye view of Chester, Connecticut from 1881
This old map shows Chester, Connecticut in the late 19th century.
Historic old map shows bird’s eye view of Bethel, Connecticut in 1879
Historic bird’s eye view of Bethel, Connecticut in 1879
Welcome to Meriden, one of the finest cities in Connecticut
Meriden is a city in Connecticut located almost equidistant from Boston and…
Map of Pioneer Hartford, CT highlights life in the 1600’s
This vintage map of Hartford, CT shows the city as it looked in the 1600’s.
Beautifully detailed map of Branford, Connecticut in 1905
Detailed bird’s eye view of Branford in the early 20th century.
55 historical pictures of Southington Connecticut during WWII
This collection of pictures shows what daily life was like in Southington during WWII.
Amazing old map of Windsor Locks, CT in 1877
This map shows Windsor Locks, Connecticut as it looked in 1877
Hand colored map of Bristol, Connecticut from 1893
Click here to see what Bristol looked like more than 100 years ago!
Historical map of Guilford, Connecticut created in 1893
This old map shows Guilford, CT as it looked in the late 19th century.
Historical map of Wallingford, Connecticut created in 1893
This old map of Wallingford, CT is a hand colored lithograph from 1893. The map was created by...
The most luxurious house ever built in Wallingford, Connecticut
Moses Yale Beach was an American inventor and publisher born in Wallingford…
Beautifully restored map of New Canaan, Connecticut from 1878
This old map shows New Canaan, Connecticut in the late 19th century.
Fascinating Pictures of Colchester Connecticut in the 1940’s
Jack Delano’s photos of Colchester, CT from the 1940’s.
Beautifully restored map of Plainville, Connecticut in 1878
Historic bird’s eye view of Plainville, Connecticut in 1878
Beautiful vintage map of Moosup, CT from 1889
This map shows Moosup, Connecticut as it looked in 1889.
Vintage map featuring historical Connecticut facts and trivia
This old map features historical Connecticut trivia from the 17th – 20th century.
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