These images are just a sampling of the thousands of photographs from our archival collections.

  • The structure was built in 1898. Organized in 1884, Ados Israel was the first Hartford Orthodox Jewish congregation to be founded by Eastern European Jews. It may have taken its name from a short-lived Orthodox group that broke away from Congregation Beth Israel in 1865 and disbanded in 1877.

  • Early East European Jewish women settlers and founders of the Old People's Home, Ladies Benevolent Society, Free Loan Association, and other charitable endeavors, as well as the Talmud Torah, organized as early as 1896.

  • Nina Aronov was three years old when she posed for this photograph with her mother, Miriam Segal. This photo was displayed in the "Witness to War, 1941-1945: The Soviet Jewish Experience" exhibit.

  • Pushcarts lined up on Front Street in Hartford, circa 1920.

  • Hartford Live Fish Market, Windsor Street, 1920s. Left to right: Sam "the fish man" Smith, manager and William Schwartz, proprietor.

  • Merchants Ice Co. on Pleasant Street in Hartford, c.1900. Owner Barney Myers is pictured on the left.

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