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A Visual History: Industry, Society, and Social Mobility In Hartford Ms. Masopust Connecticut Historical Society University of Connecticut What do these terms mean?
Warm-Up Individually, in three sentences: 1.What does “manufacturing” mean? 2.What did Hartford manufacture in the past? Specific products? 3.What impact does manufacturing have on a city? 6 minutes.
A Story of Manufacturing In Hartford: Hartford, 1877
For a business to be successful: “it must mold an innovation into a sellable product.” (Epperson)
The Manufacturer: Albert A. Pope of the Pope Manufacturing Co. Innovation
Our Setting: 436 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT Then: 1905 Today: 115 years later
The Short Story…in short 1877: Albert A. Pope Imports Bicycles from England 1878: Pope Establishes the Pope Manufacturing Co., maker of the Columbia bicycle, on Capitol Ave. in Hartford : The Pope Manufacturing Co. manufacturers motorcycles 1890s: The Pope Manufacturing Co. begins to make automobiles
Your Task: In Groups of 3 or 4: – You will visit 5 stations containing artifacts related to the history of the Pope Manufacturing Co. Using the Guided Questions on your handout, analyze the link between the Bicycle Industry, Society, and Social Mobility in Hartford and America at the turn of the Twentieth Century.
Groups: 10 minutes at each station Group 1: Mark Twain’s “Taming the Bicycle” Group 2: Pope Manufacturing Co. Advertisements Group 3: Photographs of cyclists. Group 4: Article about a cycling superstar from the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Group 5: Article about a cycling superstar from the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
Artifact Analysis: Advertisements
Mark Twain: Hartford’s Privileged Class “Get a Bicycle, you will not regret it if you live” (Taming the Bicycle). What does this short story tell us about social mobility?
President Theodore Roosevelt, Hartford, 1902
Hartford Wheel Club Racing Team, 1886
Colt Park, Hartford, 1915
Danbury, 1892 This is not a photograph from Hartford. Why did I include it?
172 Main Street, 189?
Pierce’s “The Fastest Men” Major Taylor: Cycling Pioneer
Impact (and answer to our Warm-up): What impact does manufacturing have on a city? What: what is this artifact an image of? Identify: Who might the individuals in the photograph be? Now that you know that the individuals are__________________ ___________, what story does this photograph tell about the link between manufacturing and society?