Art and Artists in Connecticut is one of Babcock Library Archive’s oldest items.

This book was published in 1879.

The contents include history of major, and minor, Connecticut Galleries and institutions. For instance, the Hartford Branch of the Ladies’ Decorative Art Society is discussed along with how art instruction was evolving at the time at Yale in New Haven plus others.

Prominent artists of the day are discussed, with biographies and representational engravings of their works.

This rare original book is just one of hundreds of items that the Babcock Library has available for researchers and the curious.