Herbert Randall was born in Massachusetts and lived in Michigan before opening his own professional photo shop in New Haven, Connecticut in 1894. He was a student of the built environment, a poet, and was also fascinated with the history of the Nutmeg State. This nice collection from the Connecticut State Library brings together 141 black and white photographs that Randall took around New Haven between 1880 and 1920. Each photo has detailed information about the location where it was taken along with a brief description and some keywords. First-time visitors may wish to check out some of the sample searches which cover Banks, Schools, Theatres, and Transportation. The Hotels section contains some real gems including the old New Haven House and the celebrated Duncan Hotel which is still in operation today.
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