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Hartford History Center Exhibits: Of Hartford in a Purple Light

Online exhibits on Hartford history curated by the Hartford History Center team

Introduction

Of Hartford in a Purple Light

Holiday Greetings from the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library!  As we all look forward to a new year, please accept this gift Of Hartford in a Purple Light.  This collection of photographs was taken between 2017 and 2019 by Ken Ward and they show off Hartford basking in the hues of winter twilight.  The photographs are set to a reading of Wallace Stevens’ poem, Of Hartford in a Purple Light, which was published in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens in 1954.  More information about Ken Ward and these photographs can be found below as well as additional information about the poet Wallace Stevens.

Photos by Ken Ward

Of Hartford in a Purple Light - Poem by Wallace Stevens


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