Winter 2017 – 2018
VOLUME 16/NUMBER 1
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER
IN THIS ISSUE: Love, Hate & Rivalry > Benedict Arnold by Nathaniel Philbrick > Valentines from Litchfield > Innovating in Lingerie > Weddings Through the Ages > Municipal Rose Gardens to Love
ON THE COVER: Trade card, scrapbook of Warner Brothers material, 1888. Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library. See story, page 26.
Table of Contents
9 Hog River Journal
10 Letters, etc.
13 From the State Historian: From Afar, They Still Loved Connecticut.
By Walter W. Woodward
14 “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage”
Wedding portraits and the custom of marriage.
By Christina Keyser Vida
20 Benedict Arnold and the Battle of Ridgefield
Frustrated in love and war.
By Nathaniel Philbrick
26 Connecticut Shapes the Intimate-Apparel Industry
Union suits, corsets, and brassieres made right here.
By Elizabeth Pratt Fox
32 Divorce, Connecticut-Style
Keeping things civil when a marriage fails.
By Henry S. Cohn
38 Sam & Livy Clemens’s Love Story
By Mallory Howard
40 Site Lines: Love/Hate for Connecticut’s Brutalist Buildings
By Christopher Wigren
42 Connecticut’s Historic Rose Gardens
By Lea Anne Moran
46 Lilac Hedges: Say It With a Card
By Linda Hocking
48 The Ridiculous and Pernicious Custom of Bundling
By Elizabeth J. Normen