The following guideposts will help you continue your exploration
of rural life in Connecticut:
A keyword search for a specific farm animal, crop
or product (such as milk) will find all records in which that
word appears. If you search for horses, you will find a lot of
horses in both rural and non-rural settings. A subject search
for draft horses will find horses used for farm labor.
If you are interested in draft animals, you should also try searching
Other keywords that may be helpful include farm,
agriculture, agricultural, Grange,
A subject search for Connecticut Agricultural
College will find more photographs of that institution.
When doing a simple search, be sure to put Connecticut Agricultural
College in quotation marks. When doing a refined search,
be sure to indicate that you want to search for this name As
a Phrase and to specify a search by Subject.
The Clark Collection contains over 1000 photographs
taken by itinerant photographers during the 1880s. Most depict
rural areas of the state and show families with their homes, farms
and small businesses. To view the images in the Clark Collection,
go to Search/Browse and select Browse by Collection.
Then click on the Clark Collection. A list of all
the photographs in this collection will appear. Individual records
and images may be viewed by clicking on them.