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LeGrand Lockwood, born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1820, went on to make a fortune in the railroad business. He was an enthusiastic adopter of the new technologies of his day. This talk, delivered at …

LeGrand Lockwood, born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1820, went on to make a fortune in the railroad business. He was an enthusiastic adopter of the new technologies of his day. This talk, delivered at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, considers how Lockwood and his contemporaries thought about the future of technology.

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  • 1. LEGRAND LOCKWOOD, EARLY ADOPTER
  • 2. Legrand Lockwood, Early adopter For the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT Steven Lubar, Brown University April 2013
  • 3. Norwalk, Connecticut, 1836 Courtesy the Connecticut Historical Society
  • 4. Phelps’ travellers guide through the united states, 1850
  • 5. Norwalk, Connecticut, 1850 Courtesy the Connecticut Historical Society
  • 6. Morse and the telegraph, 1840s Granger Collection
  • 7. telegraph lines, proposed, 1857 Courtesy Library of Congress
  • 8. The Transatlantic Cable, 1858 Courtesy Library of Congress
  • 9. Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854 Courtesy Library of Congress
  • 10. Thoreau’s diaries and pencils Courtesy The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 11. CHAUNCEY THOMAS, The Crystal Button, 1891 Courtesy Open Library
  • 12. Edward S. Ellis, The Steam Man of the Prairies, 1866
  • 13. Spirit of Transportation Karl Bitter, 1895 30th Street Station, Philadelpha
  • 14. “Fifty Years from Now,” by Hugo GernsbacK, 1925 San Antonio Light, Feb. 8, 1925
  • 15. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, House of the Seven Gables, 1851 Courtesy Open Library
  • 16. “Terrors of the Telephone” - The orator of the Future 1877
  • 17. "Mr. A. Merger Hogg is taking a few days' much-needed rest at his country home" 1903 Charles Dana Gibson
  • 18. Harpers Weekly 1908
  • 19. “We’ll all be happy then,” 1911 Life Magazine, 1911
  • 20. Syracuse Herald, June 8, 1919