May 11 – Middletown 366


Wesleyan Baseball


On the back of the photograph: Andrus Field (behind N. College). Brown v. Wesleyan. 1889. Kidd at the bat. Score 8-8.

Note the Old Laboratory, torn down in 1907.



Pounded the Boy Who Wouldn’t Strike

Middletown, Conn., May 11.–Eighteen boy quillers in Starr Mills of the Russell Manufacturing Company struck today for a raise in wages from $3 to $3.50 per week and went out. The one boy who would not go was pounded until he did. The weavers were forced to pay off, as no quills were ready. It is thought that all will be at work Monday, as the strike is not upheld by the boys’ parents.

From the Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), Sunday, May 12, 1895.


Baby Party

Middlesex Hospital baby party


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