National Geographic : 1943 Apr
©Chicago Aerial Survey Company Nurtured by Insurance, Sedate Hartford Now Throbs with War Industries-Here Navigation Begins onthe Connecticut The State Capitol (Plate III) is at lower left. Dominating the skyline is the Travelers Tower, New England's tallest.Other buildings house 40-odd insurance firms. Anchored in tidewater, 52 miles from the Sound, boats crowd the river. On the far bank lies East Hartford, home ofaircraft engine and propeller plants.