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Hartford Times Image Collection

Identifier: MS-Times-Image

Scope and Content

Photographs were used to illustrate news articles on a wide range of topics, but most are related to Connecticut and of these the majority are of people, places, and events in Hartford. While the collection includes some early historical photographs, the bulk of the material dates from the 1950s through the 1970s. It is therefore a rich source for images of social change, protest, and urban renewal. The organization of the collection maintains the original subject categories established by the newspaper.


  • 1950s-1976

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Use Restrictions

See Hartford History Center’s Collection Use policy. Permission to publish from the Elbert Weinberg Collection must be obtained in writing from the Executive Director of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested by the Hartford History Center. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not complied with its policies. Use of the collections will normally not be permitted for the purpose of promotion of commercial products and services or political campaigns. Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects.

Historical Note

The Hartford Times was established in 1817 as an anti-Federalist newspaper. Throughout its history it remained more liberal in outlook than the Hartford Courant, Hartford’s other principle newspaper. The Times closed abruptly in 1976 after years of financial struggle. Its photograph morgue was eventually acquired by the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library.


75 Linear Feet

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Photographs from the morgue of the Hartford Times newspaper, including many images of Hartford during the third quarter of the twentieth century.

Physical Location

HHC Closed Stacks


The collection is closed. No additional material is expected.

Hartford Times Image Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA