Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hartford State House

Yesterday I showed you the Hartford State House as it looks now.  This is how it looked in 1815, when it was about 20 years old. 

In the 196 years since this pottery was made in England, the most noticeable difference in the Old State House building is the addition of a cupola and clock tower.  Plus, the many tall office buildings that now surround it.

15 comments:

Regina K said...

Beautiful pottery. I enjoy this history!

Cezar and Léia said...

Refined porcelain!
It's beautiful!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Well, and don't forget to mention that the building was blue and white back then..... based on the ceramic version!

cieldequimper said...

I love how you chose to show us the original view!

Paul said...

I think I prefer the old version, with trees adjacent to this fine building rather than tower blocks.

Birdman said...

Reminds me of those blue dishes that were everywhere in the 50s. My grandmother had a set and I loved looking at the designs. Nice memory... what were they called????

Farmchick said...

Birdman, are you thinking of Blue Willow dishes? I like the look of this ceramic ware. I have enjoyed the history.

Kate said...

Jack, I like the way you provided continuity with the various photos, making each one distinctive. Posting the china with the images is wonderful, creative touch to the medley of posts.

SRQ said...

I like the addition of the clock tower -- and the flagpole too.

Sharon said...

I love this old style pottery with pictures of well known places on them. Not many people use them anymore. I have to confess that I have a set of plates with scenes from London on them. I love those plates.

VP said...

Much better in blue than in B&W, this pottery is spectacular. great idea for a post!

jennyfreckles said...

Very interesting - makes me wonder if the pottery painter worked from another painting or what. It surely wouldn't have been a photo?

RedPat said...

Great post! Wonderful scenes on the pots. My mother uses her mother's Blue Willow at Christmas and it is always a treat - love the blue& white.

Jacob said...

How cool is that? And I like pottery. Wait, maybe I like getting potted. No, that's not it.
I think I'll go away now. I need a drink. :-)

Have a great week!

Youth_in_Asia said...

Very nice. I like the building a lot. The pottery is beautiful too. It reminds me of Delft from the Netherlands (but this is from the UK).