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CHS Collection, 1921.4.0.1825-1832, Hitchcocksville Submitted by Beverly Smith, West Hartford, CT Hitchcock Chair goes back centuries...endured and improved from first-class hand-craftsmanship through the industrial revolution. Patented 1957, Manheim Township, PA Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, Windsor, CT 'Growing tobacco for cigars has long been part of the Connecticut River Valley heritage.

Side Chair, 1825-1832, made by Lambert Hitchcock, gift of the estate of Miss Adele R. Over the decades local teenagers and migrant workers have known that working in tobacco fields or sheds as a summer job was a rite of passage as well as a steady way to earn good pay.

The objects in the online gallery below come from the CHS collection, from other collections around the state, and from personal collections.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas between November, 2014—July, 2015.

The Early American license plate used on CT cars today features a Pope Automobile.

I also have other photos pertaining to this subject; a porcelain license plate, photos of Fred A Law, Popes design room foreman, photo of Fed and his daughter on Columbia bikes, and newspaper articles from the Hartford Times.1883, Hartford Submitted by Richard De Luca, Cheshire, CT The bicycle was manufactured by the Pope Company of Hartford, and Twain wrote comically about his experience trying to ride it ('How To Tame a Bicycle.') The bicycle craze, championed by Pope, led to the formation of the Connecticut Highway Department, and the state's first modern roads.

Sitting on one of his desks was his wife's Daily Planner.

I was excited as sitting on our dining buffet in Avon is an exact duplicate that has been handed down to me.

Landis designed it especially for women, to make the task of sewing Connecticut shade tobacco easier while working in the sweltering hot sheds.' Brianna E.It is made of Ivory and was manufactured in Ivoryton, CT.My Grandfather and Great Grandfather were both ivory workers.CT River and worlds' oceans Submitted by Fenton Williams, Torrington, CT Alosa sapidissima, the American Shad is quintessentially CT, with ancient history involved with culture, food and industry (such as twine making along the Moodus River). Patented by Sophia Woodhouse in 1821, made by Maria Francis, Wethersfield, CT Wethersfield Historical Society, Wethersfield, CT 'Sophia Woodhouse cured reeds from the Connecticut River, then braided them into elegant bonnets.Sophia manufactured Leghorn Bonnets through a cottage industry of local women.

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