Connecticut History Online has many transportation and
travel related images. Images range in date from the early-1800s
through the 1940s and 1950s. They include modes of transportation
as well as routes of transport. A keyword search on travel
or transportation will retrieve some images, but the
best approach is to search for a specific type of vehicle or route
or transport. A subject search on automobiles, railroads,
bicycles, canal boats, trolleys,
roads, will locate images most likely to feature that
means of travel. A keyword search on the same and/or related terms
(car, horse) will retrieve even more images.
Another strategy is to let one image that you like
lead you to other, similar images. You can do this by opening
up the full record for the image and scrolling down to view the
subject headings. Clicking on these will lead you to other images
on the same topic.
One strategy for locating a specific image that
might be found in CHO is to combine several terms. For example,
sail? and ship? (using the ?
allows you to search for all forms such as sailing,
ships and shipping). If you want to see
what CHO has on bicycling in the Hartford area, you could do a
keyword search on bicycl? and a place name search
on Hartford. Its also possible to limit your
search to a particular year or range of years.
The John Warner Barber Collection contains a number
of images of early Connecticut towns and turnpikes. If these are
of particular interest, you can easily retrieve all the Barber
records by clicking on Search/Browse selecting Browse
by Collection, the John Warner Barber Collection.
You will get a list of 352 record titles and can then click on
any to retrieve the image and its record.