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A Visual History: Industry , Society , and Social Mobility In Hartford

What do these terms mean?. A Visual History: Industry , Society , and Social Mobility In Hartford. Ms. Masopust Connecticut Historical Society University of Connecticut. Warm-Up. Individually , in three sentences: What does “manufacturing” mean?

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A Visual History: Industry , Society , and Social Mobility In Hartford

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  1. What do these terms mean? A Visual History: Industry, Society, and Social Mobility In Hartford Ms. Masopust Connecticut Historical Society University of Connecticut

  2. Warm-Up • Individually, in three sentences: • What does “manufacturing” mean? • What did Hartford manufacture in the past? Specific products? • What impact does manufacturing have on a city? 6 minutes.

  3. A Story of Manufacturing In Hartford: 1877-1900 Hartford, 1877

  4. For a business to be successful: “it must mold an innovation into a sellable product.” (Epperson)

  5. The Manufacturer: Albert A. Pope of thePope Manufacturing Co. Innovation

  6. Our Setting: 436 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT Then: 1905 Today: 115 years later

  7. 1877: Albert A. Pope Imports Bicycles from England The Short Story…in short 1878: Pope Establishes the Pope Manufacturing Co., maker of the Columbia bicycle, on Capitol Ave. in Hartford 1903-1906: The Pope Manufacturing Co. manufacturers motorcycles 1890s: The Pope Manufacturing Co. begins to make automobiles

  8. 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.

  9. Groups: 10 minutes at each station Group 1: Mark Twain’s “Taming the Bicycle” Group 2: Pope Manufacturing Co. Advertisements Group 4: Article about a cycling superstar from the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Group 3: Photographs of cyclists. Group 5: Article about a cycling superstar from the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

  10. 1 Artifact Analysis: Advertisements

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  12. 3 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?

  13. 4 President Theodore Roosevelt, Hartford, 1902

  14. 5 Hartford Wheel Club Racing Team, 1886

  15. 6 Colt Park, Hartford, 1915

  16. 7 Danbury, 1892 This is not a photograph from Hartford. Why did I include it?

  17. 8 172 Main Street, 189?

  18. 9 188-?

  19. 10 Pierce’s “The Fastest Men” Major Taylor: Cycling Pioneer • http://www.majortaylor.com/

  20. 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?

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