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Litchfield Historical Society photograph collection


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Scope and Contents

The Litchfield Historical Society photograph collection is an artifical collection brought together by staff that contains photographs that primarily were part of the vertical files collection. They are arranged into three series by format: Series 1. Prints; Series 2. Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes; and Series 3. Glass plates. The content of the prints and glass plates are categorized in this finding aid by subject; the physical objects are arranged by accession.


  • 1840-2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of copyright holders. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright holders. Responsibility for any use rests with the user.


45 Linear Feet

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Custodial History

In its early days of collecting, the Historical Society stored and catalogued photographs separately from other materials. Any collections of papers or artifacts that may have been donated at the same time were not kept together. Photographs are also found in a number of manuscript collections as it is no longer common practice to separate them from collections of papers. Additions are no longer made to this collection.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was assembled by the Litchfield Historical Society from a variety of donations. Donor and acquisitions information varies from one photo to the next. Please contact staff if you wish to know additional acquisition details about specific items.

Litchfield Historical Society photograph collection
Lee S. Cook, Marcia Furman, and Leith Johnson
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Revision Statements

  • 03/23/2022: Additional information and editing by Leith Johnson

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-3565 (Fax)