Fall 2021 — Victorian Connecticut


VOLUME 19/NUMBER 4/FALL 2021 $7.50


IN THIS ISSUE: Victorian Connecticut—Far and Away from our Puritan Roots

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On the coverDetail, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, The Hector Window, 1898. Courtesy of Hilton C. Buley Library. See story page 18.


pg 9  Hog River Journal: “Excess and Empire”
By Elizabeth J. Normen

pg 10  Letters, etc.

pg 13  From the State Historian: Albert Pope and the Extraordinary Ordinary
By Walter W. Woodward

Pg 14  Finding Freedom Through the Daguerreotype
Augustus Washington sets up shop in Hartford and Liberia.
By Deborah Willis

Pg 18  Stowe’s Victorian Home For Our Time
Evolving interpretations of Harriet’s house bring us up to date.
By Briann Greenfield and Beth Burgess

Pg 23  Tiffany’s Stunning Church Windows 
By Tanya Pohrt

Pg 26  The Victorian Philanthropy of John Fox Slater and William Albert Slater
The legacy of a father and son’s generosity.
By Vivian Zoë

Pg 32  National Archives Month Poster from Connecticut State Library

Pg 34 Wong Kai Kah Comes of Age in Connecticut
By Simon Leung

Pg 36  A “Mystic-Built” Schooner for the Centennial
By Rebecca Bayreuther Donohue

Pg 38  Precious Memories Captured in Hair
Mourning through locks and tresses.
By Helen Sheumaker

Pg 42  The Lockwoods’ Opulent Elm Park
By Mimi Findlay

Pg 46  The Height of Fashion in Funerary Art
By Beverly Lucas

Pg 50  Site Lines: The Innovation of Palliser, Palliser & Company
By Emily Clark

Pg 52  Building Art of Clay
By Mary M. Donohue

Pg 55  CT History for Kids: Art for Everyone

Pg 56   Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations


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