Tag Archives: history

Household Name

Alice Washburn

You can find them in New Haven on Alden Avenue and Cleveland Road, on Chapel Street and Vista Terrace. There are dozens in Hamden, but you’ll find a handful as well in Cheshire and North Haven, Woodbridge and Orange. …

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War Paint

Work by Nadir Balan, courtesy of Nadir Balan and the New Haven Museum

A man in a gas mask grips the handlebars of his twin-cylinder motorcycle and speeds past the shelling to deliver a general’s orders. …

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Graveyard Shift

“Wholly neglected.” “Going to ruin.” “Inconsistent with the religious and moral sense of this community.” …

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Her Way

Ella T. Grasso campaign flyer (1958) and portrait (ca 1974). Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

It begins at Crescent Street in Beaver Hills. …

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Distant Relativity

Quaker James Nailor being punished

The Puritans who settled New Haven did so in part to worship as they pleased. But they weren’t necessarily willing to offer that freedom to others…

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Sticky Business

Items in the Robert S. Greenberg Made in New Haven Collection

A number of New Haven inventions have changed the course of history—the cotton gin, vulcanized rubber, the telephone exchange.

Less impactful, but more joyful, is the Lolly Pop…

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Room with a View

At Ives Main Library, there’s a tall airy space behind the checkout desk, encased in red walls and glass. …

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Ahead of Time

He was born in 1799. He made civil rights history. And he tried to make more. …

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Middle of the Food Chain

When I visited Long Wharf’s New Haven Food Terminal, it was sweltering. The air shimmied, and even the seagulls who’d flown over from the harbor seemed dispirited and limp …

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With a Vengeance

It takes a lot of anger to write an epic poem about how much you dislike a place. …

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