Friday, September 7, 2012

Ann Uccello Street



This reflection is in the window of a building on Ann Uccello Street in downtown Hartford. 

Ann Uccello was elected mayor of Hartford in 1967, the first woman to be elected mayor in Hartford and the first in Connecticut.  Heck, she was the first woman elected mayor of any major American city. Ms. Uccello turned 90 years old earlier this year.

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27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Perfect shot dear Jack. the building reflected on the window is beautiful. I also like the red brick in this facade.
Have a nice weekend,
Léia

Malyss said...

I'm glad Ann Ucello has a street to remember her fabulous life and fights, and victories .Great reflection to illustrate the tribute!

Sharon said...

It makes me feel good that a street was named for her. 1967??? That is quite an accomplishment.

joo said...

Your reflections are always so cool!

Luis Gomez said...

Great reflection.

Nefertiti said...

joli coups d oeil ;o)

TexWisGirl said...

very nice reflection!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful reflection for the day, Jack!! A great tribute to a great woman! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful reflection, Jack!
I love the contrast of the different materials.

Leslie D. said...

Lovely reflection. Go Ann!

'Tsuki said...

The colour are awesome on your picture ! I like the framing in brick red ; it give a very soft tone to the reflection...

RedPat said...

Another super reflection, Jack!

Lorac said...

Nicely framed!

James said...

Great reflection Jack! 1967 was a good year for me too. My birth year. :)

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, that's a fine reflection, but a better story about Ann Ucello. I didn't know about here being a Midwesterner.

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous capture!

Lowell said...

Kudos to Ms. Ucello! May she have many more happy years!

Cool reflection.

Nice to see you're back. Hope the principals are off to a lifetime of wedded bliss!

Randy said...

Nice looking reflection.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So nice to see you back Jack, we missed you, it sounds like you've had a wonderful couple of weeks with the wedding, family and friends, precious times! As much as I love your reflections today, I'm a little distracted by the thought of you in lycra haha!

Halcyon said...

A perfect reflection! Good on Ms. Uccello for being a "first" woman. :)
Nice to hear about pioneering women like her.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great composition and very beautiful reflections!
Love the brick work!
Thanks for sharing, Jack!

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Have a nice weekend****

VP said...

I didn't know of this great lady...

Minkitink said...

Awesome reflections. Great shot.

Kay said...

I like the tone-on-tone here.

Ann Uccello must be quite a pistol. There weren't many women elected to offices beyond high school secretary in those days.

Valerie said...

Great capture Jack - the tone on tone and marvellous mix of angles is very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing the history too. Happy weekend.

Loredana Donovan said...

Nice reflection ... I like brick buildings :)

Austine Etcheverry said...

I love the photo and the importance of what you post with everything going on in our government lays heavy in my heart and head.