TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Flood of 1936 1936

Series 2. Hurricane of 1938 1938

Series 3. Flood of 1955 1955

Series 4. Tropical Storm Irene 2011


PG 160, Floods and Hurricanes in Connecticut

Inventory of Photographs

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut State Library
Title: Floods and Hurricanes in Connecticut collection
Dates: 1936-2011
Dates: bulk 1936-1955
Quantity: 10 cubic feet
Abstract: Hurricanes and Nor'easters can cause major flooding of the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Three of the more impressive include floods in March 1936, September, 1938 and August 1955.
Identification: PG160
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Hurricanes and Nor'easters can cause major flooding of the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Three of the more impressive include floods in March 1936, September, 1938 and August 1955.

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Scope and Content

Consists of aerial photographs and b&w prints depicting scenes from a number of Connecticut towns.

Aerial photographs make up the bulk of the collection and include mosaic, vertical and oblique views. There are 524 views of the 1936 flood photographed by the 8th Photographic Section, US Air Corps for the US Engineer Office in Providence, RI and 132 views of the September 1938 flood and hurricane in Connecticut and Rhode Island, photographed by the 118th Photographic Section of the US Air Corps. Noteworthy are the numerous shoreline views.

Also includes 58 photographs of Naugatuck in the Flood of 1955 collectively titled "Black Friday", compiled by the Naugatuck Daily News, as well as several smaller collections.

Photocopies of photographs in the Prescott Bush papers transfered to Archives & Special Collections at The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut in August 1991.

Also includes approximately 444 digital photographs which document damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on August 27-28, 2011.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Flood of 1936
Oblique and Vertical Views, Accession: T001765
Mosaic Views, Accession: T001862
William Hankard Collection, Accession: T001765
A.B. Grasso Collection, Accession: T001765
Hartford Public Library Collection, Accession: T001765
Harriet U. Fish Collection, Accession: T001765
Mildred Davieau Collection, Accession: T001765

Series 2. Flood of 1938
Oblique Views, Accession: T001765
Myron Johnson Collection, Accession: T001765
Midred Davieau Collection, Accession: T001765

Series 3. Flood of 1955
Towns, Accession: T001765
Black Friday, Accession: T001765
Barbara Lee Collection, Accession: T001765
Prescott Bush Papers, Accession: T001862
Anita Olson Scrapbook, Accession 2010-013
Seymour, Accession 2010-035
Ansonia, Accession 2010-040
Norwalk, Accession 2012-048

Series 4. Tropical Storm Irene, 2011
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Photographs, Accession: 2012-018

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Series 4. Tropical Storm Irene, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Photographs, 2011, Accession: 2012-018, 2 compact discs, is restricted. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply to all credited photographs unless otherwise noted. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted materials.

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

PG 440: Collins collection, album 3, contains views of the Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. in Hartford During the flood.

RG 005: Governor John Dempsey, Box A-497B, 131 b&w photographs of Putnam during the 1955 flood.

RG 033: Works Progress Administration, interviews conducted following the 1938 floods.

RG 089: Miscellaneous Aerial Photographs, several images of rivers after the 1955 flood.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Flood damage -- Connecticut
Floods -- Connecticut -- 20th century
Hurricane Diane, 1955
Hurricane, 1938

Places:

Ansonia (Conn.)
Ashford (Conn.)
Avon (Conn.)
Barkhamsted (Conn.)
Beacon Falls (Conn.)
Branford (Conn.)
Bristol (Conn.)
Canaan (Conn.)
Canton (Conn.)
Clinton (Conn.)
Cromwell (Conn.)
Danbury (Conn.)
Darien (Conn.)
Derby (Conn.)
East Granby (Conn.)
East Hartford (Conn.)
East Haven (Conn.)
East Lyme (Conn.)
Farmington (Conn.)
Granby (Conn.)
Groton (Conn.)
Guilford (Conn.)
Hartford (Conn.)
Madison (Conn.)
Mansfield (Conn.)
Middletown (Conn.)
Milford (Conn.)
Naugatuck (Conn.)
New Hartford (Conn.)
New London (Conn.)
Norfolk (Conn.)
Norwalk (Conn.)
Norwich (Conn.)
Old Lyme (Conn.)
Old Saybrook (Conn.)
Putnam (Conn.)
Scotland (Conn.)
Simsbury (Conn.)
Sprague (Conn.)
Stafford (Conn.)
Torrington (Conn.)
Waterbury (Conn.)
Waterford (Conn.)
Westbrook (Conn.)
Wethersfield (Conn.)
Willington (Conn.)
Wilton (Conn.)
Windham (Conn.)
Windsor Locks (Conn.)
Winsted (Conn.)

Document Types:

Compact discs
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The State Library purchased the 1936 photographs from the Providence Engineer Office. They were taken by the Eighth Photographic Section, U.S. Air Corps. The 43d Division of the Connecticut National Guard donated the 1938 photographs. They were taken by the 118th Photographic Section, U.S. Air Corps, Connecticut National Guard. The Naugatuck Daily News donated their photographs of the Flood of 1955, collectively titled "Black Friday", in July 1956. Janice Matthews from the Hartford Room at the Hartford Public Library donated photographs in October 1997. Other private donors of Flood of 1936 photographs include William Hankard, A.B. Grasso, Harriet U. Fish, and Mildred Davieau. Myron Johnson donated a small collection of 1938 photographs. Barbara Lee, a former Connecticut State Library employee, donated photographs of the 1955 flood showing Collinsville. Accession 2012-018 was transferred by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to the State Library in 2012. Accession 2012-048 was donated by Henry J. Deysenroth to the State Library in 2012.

Processing Information

Library staff indexed the 1936 and 1938 collections shortly after they were added to the collection. In 2006 Library staff incorporated the smaller accessions into the collection. A single accession number, T001765, covers most of the collection except for the oversize boxes that are T001862.

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Container List

Series 1. Flood of 1936, 1936
Box Photo No.
Oblique Views, 1936, Accession: T001765
Towns are listed from north to south.
Lyndon, Vt. 1 1
St. Johnsbury, Vt. 2-8
Passumsic, Vt. 9-11
Lancaster, N.H. 12
Gilman, Vt. 13
Inwood, Vt. 14-15
No. Monroe, N.H. 16-18
White Mts. N.H. 19-21
Haverhill, N.H. 22
Piermont, N.H. 23-24
Ely, Vt. 25-26
Thetford, Vt. 27
Hanover, N.H. 28-30
Hartford, Vt. 31
White River, Vt. 32-40
Windsor, Vt. 41-49
Claremont, N.H. 50
Springfield, Vt. 2 51
Bellows Falls, Vt. 52-61
Walpole, N.H. 62-63
Westmoreland, N.H. 64
Brattleboro, Vt. 65-70
Vernon, Vt. 71-74
Northfield, Mass. 75-80
Mt. Hermon, Mass. 81
Saw Mill Creed, Mass 82
Turners Falls, Mass. 83-87
Millers Falls, Mass. 88-92
Greenfield, Mass. 93-100
Deerfield, Mass. 3 101-102
Montague, Mass. 103
Sunderland, Mass. 104-106
Whately, Mass. 107-108
Bradstreet, Mass. 109
Hadley, Mass. 110
Northampton, Mass. 111-119
Holyoke, Mass. 120-129
Mt. Tom - Holyoke, Mass. 130-131
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 132-141
Springfield, Mass. 142-146
Poquicknol, Mass. 147-149
Windsor Locks, Conn. 150-158
Hartford, Conn. 159-165
Hartford, Conn. 4 166-196
East Hartford, Conn. 197-201
Salmon Brook, Conn. 202
Wethersfield, Conn. 203
Belamose, Conn. 204
Balamose, Conn. 204
Middletown, Conn. 206-220
Vertical Views, 1836, Accession: T001765
Towns are listed from north to south.
St. Johnsbury, Vt., 5 1-5
Woodsville, N.H. 6-8
Bradford, Vt. - Piermont, N.H. 9-15
Hanover, N.H. 16
Conn. River - White River Junction 17-28
Windsor - Ascutney, Vt. 29-44
Claremont, N.H. Airport 45
Charlestown, N.H. - Bellows Falls, Vt. 46-50
Charlestown, N.H. - Bellows Falls, Vt. 6 51-64
Brattleboro - Vernon, Vt. 65-81
Turners Falls, Mass. 82-83
Northampton, Mass. - (South. to North.) (Set No. 1) 84-100
Northampton, Mass.- (Set No.1 Continued.) 7 101-103
Nothampton, Mass. - (Set No.2) 104-129
Northampton, Mass. - (Set No.3) 130-150
Northampton, Mass. - (Set No.3 Continued.) 8 151-165
Northampton, Mass. - (Set No. 4) 166-194
Holyoke Dam - Springfield, Mass. 195-200
Holyoke Dam - Springfield, Mass. 9 201-217
Springfield, Mass. Airport 218
Hartford, Conn. - (Set No. 1) 219-250
Hartford, Conn. - (Set No. 1 Continued.) 10 251-258
Hartford, Conn. - (Set No. 2) 259-267
Middletown, Conn. - (Set No. 1) 268-296
Middletown, Conn. - (Set No. 2) 297-303
Mosaic Views, 1936, Accession: T001862
Towns are listed from north to south.
St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1 photograph 20
Bradford, Vt. - Piermont, N.H., 1 photograph
Conn. River - White River Junction, Vt., 2 photographs
Windsor - Ascutney, Vt., 2 photographs
Charlestown, N.H. - Bellows Falls, Vt., 2 photographs
Brattleboro - Vernon, Vt., 2 photographs
Turners Falls, Mass., 1 photograph
Northampton, Mass., 2 photographs
Holyoke Dam - Springfield, Mass., 2 photographs
Windsor Locks, Conn., 1 photograph
Hartford, Conn., 2 photographs
Middletown, Conn., 1 photograph
William Hankard Collection, 1936, Accession: T001765
East from under overpass on Asylum Street at railroad station 21 1
Looking east from railroad overpass on Asylum Street 2
From a point south of Asylum Street, Capitol in the distance 3
Bushnell Park south from Asylum Street 4
Bond Hotel 5
High Street south 6
Corner of High Street and Asylum Street south, Capitol in the distance 7
Stonington Street east 8
Two views of old Connecticut General Life Insurance Company 9
State Street east from old trolley car trains corner of State and Market Streets 10
The Hartford Times loading dock on Prospect Street 11
Southern New England Telephone Company 12
Talcott Street looking east from just below Main Street, Talcott Street east from corner of Market Street, Brown school 13
Temple Street east from Market Street 14
Looking east down Morgan Street from Main Street, National Guard on duty 15
Colt's Park 16
From atop G. Fox, looking east, northeast, southeast 17
Unidentified 18
A. B. Grasso Collection, 1936, Accession: T001765
Looking up Main Street, Terry's 21 1
The Southern New England Telephone Building 2
Pearl and High Streets 3
Two men near hotel 4
Bushnell Park, overflow from park river 5
Looking toward Bushnell Park from railroad station 6
Outside railroad station looking east 7
Row of store fronts 8
Cars in flooded parking lot 9
Aerial view of city 10
Four men next to boat 11
Water pumps 12
Pitkin Street, East Hartford 13
House 14
E. Lund's Garage, Prospect Street, East Hartford 15
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company 16
People in front of stores on flooded street 17
Deep water 18
Three boys on a boat in the road 19
Man standing on top of car that is flooded up to the door 20
Men standing next to boat 21
Asylum Street from railroad station 22
Asylum Street from corner of Ann Street 23
Phoeniex Mutual Insurance Company 24
Union Place and Asylum Street 25
Corner of Prospect Street and Arch Street, Hartford Times to left 26
Man standing in water 27
Street scene 28
Bushnell Park looking east, Jewell Street to left 29
Two men 30
The music shell Bushnell Park 31
A submerged parking station 32
Prospect Street, East Hartford 33
Man floating down street on homemade raft 34
Prospect Street, East Hartford 35
Two men in front of building 36
Two cars on street with rushing water 37
Men and women standing in line 38
Looking down Morgan Street to East Hartford Bridge 39
Hartford Public Library Collection, 1936, Accession: T001765
State Street 21 1
Trumbull Street boat taking food to telephone company 2
Ann and Asylum Streets, Railroad station in the background 3
Hudson Street 4
Flooded street scene 5
Looking into Asylum Street, Bushnell Park on right 6
Ann Street south, Bushnell Park from corner of Pearl Street 7
Union Place, Railroad station corner at left 8
Pearl Street west 9
Pearl Street west 9
View of Bushnell Park, Elm Street to right 10
Pearl Street, YMCA to the right 11
Wall at Bolton Lake 12
Ice on Bolton Lake 13
Flooded house at Warehouse Pt. 14
Warehouse Pt. Episcopal church 15
Warehouse Pt. 16
Windsor Locks Bridge taken at Warehouse Pt. 17
Hartford scene 18
Southern New England Telephone Company 19
Connecticut Boulevard 20
East Hartford High School 21
Connecticut Boulevard 22
Asylum Street 23
Sheldon Street 24
Tank in Wethersfield 25
Bushnell Park 26
Bushnell Park 27
Windsor Locks Bridge 28
Colt's Park 29
Warehouse Pt. 30
Asylum Street 31
Harriet U. Fish Collection, 1936, Accession: T001765
High water in South Meadows, Wethersfield Cove; house in the middle 21 1
Overflow of Park River taken from end of Trumbull Street, Southern New England Telephone Company on right 2
South Meadows, Hartford Electric Light Company in distance, Brainard Aviation Field also in distance 3
Oil tanks in South Meadows off east of Wethersfield Ave. Power of water tipped tanks at queer angles even dislodged some 4
Looking down Morgan Street Hill across Connecticut River Bridge to East Hartford 5
Looking up Asylum Street from railroad station, Bond Hotel in center, Bushnell Park on right caused by overflow of Park River, lobster Restaurant on left 6
Mildred Davieau Collection, 1936, Accession: T001765
People working in kitcken 21 1
Connecticut State Library 2
State Armory 3
St. Joseph's Cathedral 4
Temple Beth Israel 5
Connecticut State Capitol 6
Wells and Hudson Street 7
Aetna Insurance Company 8
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company 9
Sheldon Street near Main Street 10
Southern New England Telephone Company 11
Colt's Park 12
Men standing and eating 13
Trumbull Street to Bushnell Park 14
Cafeteria line 15
Information operators 16
South Meadows Electric Light Plant 17
Martial law, corner of Wethersfield Avenue and Wyllys Street 18
Series 2. Hurricane of 1938, 1938, Accession: T001765
Box Photo No.
Oblique Views, Numerical listing
Hartford and Vicinity
Hartford. Colt Building 11 1
Hartford. St. Cyril's School; St. Peter's School; Trinity College Chapel 2
Hartford. Downtown Hartford; Travelers Insurance Building 3
Hartford. Capitol Building; State Theatre 4
Hartford. P. Berry and Sons, 390 Windsor Street 5
Hartford 6
Hartford. Mayflower Upholstery Shop 7
Hartford. Brainard Field; Hartford Electric Light Co; Colt Building 8
Hartford. Founder's Bridge; Traveler's Building 9
Hartford. Brainard Field; Hartford Electric Light Co; Colt Building 10
Hartford. Hartford Electric Light Co. 11
Hartford 12
Hartford 13
Hartford. Brainard Field 14
Hartford. Brainard Field; Hartford Electric Light Co. 15
Hartford. East Hartford 16
Hartford. East Hartford 17
East Hartford 18
East Hartford 19
East Hartford. Man in rowboat, water high up on telephone poles, reflections of houses on water 20
East Hartford. The Great Gordon Tire Works, 110 Connecticut Blvd. 21
East Hartford 22
East Hartford. Airmarking, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft 23
Wethersfield. Wethersfield Cove 24
Wethersfield. Wethersfield Cove 25
Wethersfield. Wethersfield Cove 26
Cromwell 27
Eastern & North Eastern Connecticut
Putnam. Airmarking 11 28
Stafford. Stafford Springs 29
Stafford. Stafford Springs 30
Stafford. Stafford Springs; Bridge out 31
Stafford. Stafford Springs (5 miles South of) 32
Willington. Locomotive 33
Willington. Airmarking 34
Willington. Bridge out; Downed trees 35
Mansfield. Eagleville; Storrs 36
Ashford. West Ashford; Bridge out 37
Ashford. Housing sinking 38
Windham. Willimantic Pumping Station 39
Windham. Willimantic Pumping Station 40
Windham. Willimantic 41
Windham. Willimantic; American Thread Co., factory and company housing 42
Windham. Willimantic; (5 miles south of); Bridge gone; Trees down 43
Windham. South Windham; Bridge washed out 44
Scotland. Railroad bed washed out; notice sun's shadow through rails 45
Sprague. Baltic; Factory and company housing; washed out bridge 46
Sprague. Baltic, Factory and company housing; washed out bridge, 47
Sprague. Baltic; Factory and company housing; washed out bridge 48
Norwich. Occum; Versailles 49
Norwich. Occum; Versailles 50
Norwich. Greenville 51
Norwich. Taftville; Ponemah 52
Norwich. Airmaking 53
Connecticut Shore
East Haven 11 54
East Haven 55
East Haven. Momauguin 56
East Haven. Momauguin 57
East Haven. Momauguin 58
Branford. Pine Orchard 59
Branford. Island; shadow of plane in photo 60
Branford. Island? 61
Guilford. New construction, or destruction; Notice cornfield blown down 62
Madison. Hogshead Pt; notice severe beach erosion 63
Madison. Hogshead Pt. 64
Madison 65
Madison. Madison Surf Club vicinity 66
Madison 67
Madison 68
Madison. Hammonasset State Park Pavillion 69
Madison. Hammonasset State Park Pavillions 70
Madison. Hammonasset State Park Pavillions 12 71
Madison. Hammonasset State Park Pavillions 72
Madison. Hammonasset State Park 73
Clinton. Clinton Beach 74
Clinton. Clinton Beach 75
Clinton. Clinton Beach 76
Clinton. Grove Beach 77
Westbrook. Pine Brook 78
Westbrook. Patchogue River; Singing Bridge 79
Westbrook. Westbrook Beach 80
Westbrook. Kelsy Point; House on roof upper left 81
Old Saybrook. Saybrook 82
Old Saybrook. Cornfield Point; Saybrook, CT 83
Old Lyme. White Sands 84
Old Lyme. Hawks Nest 85
Old Lyme. Sound view; House in road 86
Old Lyme. Sound View Beach 87
Old Lyme. Point "O" Woods 88
East Lyme. Rocky Neck 89
East Lyme. Rocky Neck 90
East Lyme. Black Point 91
East Lyme. Black Point 92
East Lyme. Niantic, Cresent Beach 93
East Lyme. Niantic, Cresent Beach 94
East Lyme. Niantic, Camp Cross 95
Waterford 96
New London. Osprey Beach 97
New London. Ocean Beach 98
New London. Ocean Beach 99
New London. Ocean Beach 100
New London 101
New London 102
New London 103
New London 104
New London. Hendel's Home Furishers; many rooftops ripped off 105
New London. Smokestacks of ships sunk at dock 106
New London. Envelope says "Bluff Point, Groton", But possibly New London docks? 107
New London. Fort Trumbull 108
Groton. Shennecossett Beach 109
Groton. Griswold Hotel 110
Groton. Bluff Point 111
Groton. Trumbull Field 112
Groton. Baker's Cove 113
Groton. Noank 114
Rhode Island Shore
Westerly R.I. Watch Hill, R.I. 12 115
Westerly, R.I. Watch Hill, R.I. 116
Westerly, R.I. Misquamicut Beach, R.I. 117
Westerly, R.I. Misquamicut Beach, R.I. 118
Westerly, R.I. Atlantic Beach, R.I. 119
Westerly, R.I. Weekapaug Beach, R.I. 120
Charlestown, R.I. Quonochontaug 121
Charlestown, R.I. Quonochontaug, R.I. 122
Charlestown, R.I. Quonochontaug, R.I. 123
Charlestown, R.I. Charlestown Beach 124
Green Hill, R.I. 125
South Kingstown, R.I. Telephone poles on beach 126
Matunuck, R.I. House in the water 127
Galillee, R.I. 128
Point Judith, R.I. 129
Narragansett, R.I. Scarborough, R.I. Scarborough is mispelled on photo, says "Scarbarough" 130
Narragansett, R.I. Dunes Clubs 131
Narragansett, R.I. Lower Narragansett Bay 132
Oblique View, Alphabetical Listing
Same photographs as in numerical listing above, listed here alphabetically by town.
Ashford, CT 38
Atlantic Beach, RI 119
Baltic, CT 46-48
Branford, CT 59-61
Carpenters Beach, RI 126
Charlestown Beach, RI 124
Clinton, CT 74-77
Cromwell, CT 27
Eagleville, CT 36
East Hartford, CT 18-23
East Haven, CT 54-58
East Lyme, CT 89-92
Galillee, RI 128
Green Hill, RI 125
Groton, CT 109-113
Guildford, CT 62
Hartford and East Hartford, CT 16-17
Hartford, CT 1-15
Madison, CT 63-73
Matunuck, RI 127
Miscquamicut, RI 117-118
Narragansett (Dunes Club), RI 131
Narragansett Bay, RI 132
New London, CT 97-108
Niantic, CT 93-95
Noank, CT 114
Norwich, CT 52-53
Occum, CT 49-50
Old Lyme, CT 84-88
Point Judicth, RI 129
Putnam, CT 28
Quonochontaug, RI 121-123
Saybrook, CT 82-83
Scarbarough, RI 130
Scotland, CT 45
South Windham, CT 44
Stafford Springs, CT 29-32
Taftville, CT 51
Versailles, CT 49-50
Watch Hill, RI 115-116
Waterford, CT 96
Weekapaug, RI 120
West Ashford, CT 37
Westbrook, CT 78-81
Wethersfield, CT 24-26
Willimantic, CT 39-43
Willington, CT 33-35
Myron Johnson Collection, 1938, Accession: T001765
Man standing in front of truck 21 1
Truck with barrels in it 2
Truck parked outside of house with men gathered 3
Distance shot of truck being loaded 4
Picture of flat bed truck 5
Flooded trees 6
Mildred Davieau Collection, 1938, Accession: T001765
Colt's Park near Armsmear 21 19
Series 3. Flood of 1955, 1955
Box Photo No.
Towns, Accession: T001765
Putnam. Clothing depot, dresses for the disaster victims 13 1
Putnam. Supply of groceries for the disaster victims 2
Putnam. Unloading truck 3
Putnam 4
Putnam. Rushing flood, car on right 5
Putnam. Quinnebaug River 6
Putnam 7
Putnam. Barber shop 8
Putnam. House under water 9
Putnam. Destroyed building 10
Putnam. Houses under water 11
Putnam. Collapsed bridge, Arch Street Bridge 12
Putnam. Fallen Arch Street Bridge 13
Putnam. Men observing flooding 14
Putnam. Man working on broken pipe line 15
Putnam. Damaged building 16
Putnam. Crane 17
Putnam. Chapel Street from Truesdell Street 18
Putnam. Chapel Street from Green Street 19
Putnam. Water Street from Bridge Street 20
Putnam. Railroad tracks 21
Putnam. Washout around Providence Street Bridge abutment 22
Putnam. French River from Bolles Street 23
Putnam. Damaged department store 24
Torrington. High water mark at 19 East Main Street at Center Square 25
Torrington. Overhead view of Torrington 26
Torrington. Naugatuck River Center Square 27
Torrington. Man in front of City Cab Taxi 28
Torrington. Church Street Bridge 29
Torrington. Main and East Main Street 30
Torrington. West from church Street Bridge 31
Torrington. Naugatuck River at Center Square 32
Torrington. Naugatuck River at Center Square 33
Torrington. Lumber against Prospect Street Bridge 34
Torrington. Naugatuck River at Center Square 35
Torrington. East from Prospect Street Bridge 36
Torrington. East Main Street looking east 37
Torrington. High water mark on church 38
Torrington. East Main Street at Wall Street Bridge 39
Torrington. Gas station on East Main Street 40
Torrington. East Main Street from Main Street 41
Torrington. East Main Street from Main Street 42
Torrington. East from Church Street Bridge 43
Torrington. Naugatuck River at Center Square 44
Torrington. West Torrington, bridge and square 45
Torrington, West Torrington bridge and square 46
Torrington. High water mark on Church Street 47
Torrington. West from Prospect Street bridge 48
Torrington. East from Church Street Bridge 49
Torrington. East Main Street looking east 50
Torrington. West from Prospect Street bridge 51
Winsted. House along Still River 52
Winsted. Housing along Still River, high water mark on lawn 53
Winsted. Replacing bridge over Still Bridge 54
Torrington. American Brass Company 55
Winsted. Main Street north from Bridge Street 14 1
Winsted 2
Winsted. Overview 3
Winsted. Main Street north from Bridge Street 4
Winsted. Main Street looking north 5
Winsted. Madins Garage 6
Winsted. Three soldiers 7
Winsted. One soldier looking at building 8
Winsted. Road to sewage treatment plant 9
Winsted. Gauging at Highland Lake, West Spillway 10
Winsted. Mad River Peak looking downstream from Case Street Bridge 11
Winsted. Looking up the Mad River toward gas line crossing 12
Winsted. Gas line crossing at flood peak 13
Winsted. Sewage treatment plant at flood peak 14
Winsted. Mad River dropping 15
Norwalk. Main and Wall Street 16
Norwalk. Wrecked boats and barges on Norwalk River 17
Norwalk. Wall Street and Main 18
Norwalk. Damage at Connecticut Light and Power Company 19
Norwalk. Damage in vicinity of parking lot 20
Norwalk. Damage along New Haven Railroad tracks 21
Norwalk. Silvermine River washout near Route 7 22
Norwalk. Damaged building on Wall Street 23
Norwalk. Damaged Broad Street Bridge 24
Norwalk. Aerial view 25
Norwalk. Aerial view 26
Norwalk. Wall Street Bridge from downtown parking lot 27
Norwalk. Damage on Cross Street 28
Norwalk. Damaged building on Wall Street 29
Norwalk. Wall Street damage 30
Norwalk. Damaged building on Wall Street 31
Norwalk. Damage in vicininty of parking lot, one women was killed here 32
Norwalk. Main and Wall Street 33
Norwalk 34
Norwalk. Entrance to parking lot 35
Norwalk. Near Wall Street Bridge 36
Norwalk. Damage at New Haven RailRoad crossing 37
Norwalk. Right side of Main and Wall Street 38
Norwalk. Badly damaged Broad Street Bridge 39
Norwalk. Damage at Connecticut Light and Power 40
Norwalk. Damage along New Haven Railroad tracks 41
Norwalk. Damage along Norwalk River taken from Wall Street Bridge 42
Norwalk. Cross Street Bridge wreckage 43
Norwalk. Damage at Cross Street Bridge 44
Norwalk. Damage on Canaan Street past the Canaan Street Bridge 45
Norwalk. Two families who lost their homes are registering with the Red Cross 46
Norwalk. Damage in vincinity of parking lot 47
Norwalk. Silvermine River and Merritt parkway washout 48
Norwalk. Damaged barges near New Haven Railroad 49
Norwalk. Cross Street Bridge Damage 50
Norwalk. City Center 51
Norwalk. Wall Street Bridge from downstream parking lot 52
Naugatuck. Man working in hole 53
Naugatuck. Picture from rescue helicopter 54
Naugatuck. Picture taken from Sikorsky S-58 helicopter 55
Naugatuck 56
Naugatuck. Railroad tracks 57
Naugatuck. Maple Street Bridge 58
Naugatuck. Hotchkiss Street 59
Naugatuck. Naugatuck Chemical Company 60
Label detached from photograph 61
Simsbury. Tarriffville Bridge below Simsbury looking upstream 15 1
Simsbury. Tarriffvile road, from Simsbury Route 202 2
Simsbury. Below Simsbury looking downstream 3
Simsbury. River at Drake Hill Road 4
Simsbury. Ensign-Brickford Company 5
Simsbury. Hop Brook Ensign-Brickford Company 6
Simsbury. West branch Farmington River 7
Simsbury. Farmington River Bridge 8
Simsbury. Ensign-Bickford Company 9
Simsbury. Hop Brook 10
Simsbury. Ensign-Bickford Company 11
Avon. House on its side 12
Avon. Car in the woods; house on it's side 13
East Granby. Spoonville Bridge 14
East Granby. Craig Mill 15
North Granby. Bridge over Mt. Brook 16
East Granby. Junction Route 9 and Highway 187 street signs 17
Granby. Salmon Brook 18
East Granby. Farmington River 19
East Granby. Sheldons Brook 20
East Granby. Sheldons Brook 20
Barkhamsted. Reservoir spillway 21
Barkhamsted. Reservoir spillway 22
Westfield. Route 202 23
Westfield, Mass. Westfield Motor Sales 24
Unknown town. Two soliders on bridge 25
New Hartford. Three soldiers 26
Southbridge, Mass. Quinnebaug River 27
Windsor Locks. Railroad tracks from overpass 28
Windsor Locks. Connecticut River 29
Unknown town. Salmon Brook 30
Hartford. Men unloading truck 31
Ansonia. Highway 16 1
Ansonia. Bailey bridge knocked out 2
Ansonia. Bridge Street looking upstream 3
Ansonia. Flooded bridge 4
Ansonia. Women giving clothing 5
Ansonia. Maple Street 6
Ansonia. Overhead view 7
Beacon Falls. Pines bridge 8
Danbury. Picture taken from National Guard plane 9
Danbury. Flooded buildings 10
Danbury. Crosby Street 11
Danbury. Heyman Hardware Company 12
Danbury. Broken telephone pole 13
Danbury. Power lines 14
Danbury. Drilling 15
Norfolk. Blackberry River 16
Union City. Curtis Street 17
Waterbury. Bailey Bridge 18
Waterbury. Bailey Bridge on upstream side 19
Unknown town. Mayor of Hartford loading truck 20
Hartford or Unionville. Men's social services department 21
Possibly Farmington. Women rescued with help from army helicopter 22
Unknown town. Collapsed bridge 23
Canaan. Bridge damaged 24
Unknown town. Damaged building and roads 25
Unknown town. Spillway 26
Unknown town. The Seymour Manufacturing Company and The Phospher Bronze Corporation 27
Derby. Destroyed Railroad 28
Darien. Overhead view of Train wreck 29
Darien. Overhead view of train wreck 30
Wilton. Overhead view of town 31
Unknown town. Overhead view from army plane 32
Unknown town. West branch Farmington River 33
Unknown town 34
Waterbury. The American Brass Company 35
Unknown town. Railroad tracks 36
Unknown town. Tobacco sheds 37
Beacon Falls. Naugatuck River 38
Black Friday, Accession: T001765
Naugatuck. Flooded down town, people on boat 17 1
Naugatuck. Man in front of Connecticut Light and Power Company with his boat 2
Naugatuck. Overhead Navy helicopter with man on a tether above flood waters. 3
Naugatuck. Flooded buildings 4
Naugatuck. Flooded water rising water 5
Naugatuck. Mobile gas station 6
Naugatuck. Mobil gas station 7
Naugatuck 8
Naugatuck. Downtown pile of wood 9
Naugatuck. Downtown, pile of wood 10
Naugatuck. Downtown, pile of wood 11
Naugatuck. Dairy 12
Naugatuck. Dairy 13
Naugatuck. Overhead light post 14
Naugatuck. Broken light post 15
Naugatuck. Water rushing in Naugatuck Dairy 16
Naugatuck. Water rushing into Naugatuck Dairy 17
Naugatuck. Water rushing into Naugatuck Dairy 18
Naugatuck. Helicopter flying over flood 19
Naugatuck. Helicopter flying over flood 20
Naugatuck. Connecticut Light and Power Company 21
Naugatuck. Amoco Gas 22
Naugatuck. Bulldozer 23
Naugatuck. Pile of cars 24
Naugatuck. Damage along river 25
Naugatuck. Carmen's tailor shop 26
Naugatuck. Damage to car dealership 27
Naugatuck 28
Naugatuck. Collapsed home 29
Naugatuck 30
Naugatuck. Turned over bus 31
Naugatuck. Damaged steps 32
Naugatuck 33
Naugatuck. Police officer and man carring bags 34
Naugatuck. Two soldiers in front of damaged buildings 35
Naugatuck. Police officer on corner of damaged street 36
Naugatuck. Police officer holding billy club in front of damaged building 37
Naugatuck. Man cleaning up debris 38
Naugatuck. Rexall Drugs 39
Naugatuck. People viewing damage 40
Naugatuck. Recovery 41
Naugatuck. Men in lunch line 42
Naugatuck. Kids holding up mans pants 43
Naugatuck. Two soldiers in front of building 44
Naugatuck. Two soldiers on front of SNET company truck 45
Naugatuck. Men entering a Navy helicopter 46
Naugatuck, U.S. Army helicopter 47
Naugatuck. Men working at printing shop 48
Naugatuck. Printing press operation 49
Naugatuck. Printing press 50
Naugatuck. Three men loading truck 51
Naugatuck. Pile of printing materials 52
Naugatuck. Men moving printing supplies 53
Naugatuck. Printing building 54
Naugatuck. Printing room 55
Naugatuck. Large barrel 56
Naugatuck 57
James Brewster to Rudolph M. Hennick, gift acknowledgement letter, 1956 July 30 58
Barbara Lee Collection, 1955 August, Accession: T001765
This collection shows scenes in Collinsville.
Car in a hole 18 1
Car in hole 2
Recovery trucks 3
The Bridge 4
The Bridge 5
The Bridge 6
The Bridge 7
The Bridge 8
The Bridge 9
The Bridge 10
Crane with house 11
Crane with house 12
House under water 13
House with no front 14
Damaged home 15
Damaged home 16
Damaged home 17
Damaged home 18
River with building 19
River with building 20
River with buildings 21
River with building and bridge 22
Water flowing into town 23
shadow of a person taking picture 24
Collapsed building 25
River flowing into town 26
River flowing into town 27
River flowing into town 28
Damaged town 29
Damaged town with river 30
Damaged town with river 31
Collapsed building with wall 32
Calm river 33
Building with river 34
Men on wall 35
Damage on side of road 36
Gas station with damage 37
Collapsed house on car 38
River with men to right 39
Man on top a pile of wood 40
Truck with pole 41
Truck with pole 42
Collapsed building 43
Men looking over damage 44
Prescott Bush Papers, 1955, Accession: T001862 19
Photocopies of photographs in the Prescott Bush papers transfered to Archives & Special Collections at The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut in August 1991.
Includes scenes from Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bristol, Collinsville, Cromwell, Derby, Farmington, Hartford, Naugatuck, New Hartford, New London, New Haven, Putnam, Seymour, Simsbury, Stafford Springs, Stamford, Torrington, Washington, Waterbury, Winsted.
Anita Olson Flood of 1955 photo album, 1955, Accession: 2010-013, 27 scans
This collection shows scenes in Putnam.
The Connecticut State Library does not hold the original photo album but only digital scans of each page
Seymour, 1955, Accession: 2010-035, 55 photographs (2 envelopes), b&w 22
Ansonia, 1955, Accession: 2010-040, 26 photographs (1 envelope), b&w
Norwalk, 1955, Accession: 2012-048, 14 photographs (1 envelope), b&w
Series 4. Tropical Storm Irene, 2011
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Photographs, 2011, Accession: 2012-018, 2 compact discs
RESTRICTED
The approximately 59 digital photographs on compact disc 1 document Tropical Storm Irene damage in the towns of Guilford, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Milford, Bristol, and East Haven. The approximately 385 digital photographs on compact disc 2 are from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP) which document Tropical Storm Irene damage along the coast.
This item is separated from the collection. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.