Connecticut History Online has many images of men and women (and
even children and animals) at work, as well as their workplaces
and work environments. To locate all the images on work and workers
in the CHO database, either:
In Refined Search, do a subject
or keyword search on the term livelihood
In Basic Search, do a keyword
search on the term livelihood
You can locate images related to specific maritime
trades by doing a subject search on shipbuilding,
shipyards (or boatyards), menhaden
fisheries, lobster fisheries, etc. 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,
schooner and launch? (using the ?
allows you to search for all forms such as launch,
launching and launchings). If you want
to see what CHO has on oystering in the New Haven area, you could
do a keyword search on oyster? and a place name search
on New Haven. Its also possible to limit your
search to a particular year or range of years.
If the Stonington fishing fleet is of particular
interest to you, you can easily retrieve all the images related
to the fleet in one search. Click on Search/Browse and select
Browse by Collection. Then click on the Stonington
Fishing Fleet Collection. You will get a list of 55 images
and can then click on any to retrieve the image and its record.