"Thirty years ago, the center of Hartford was a busy, active, though never vibrant, area. There was no fear on the streets, and shops of every description abounded. Going there was fun. What has happened to Hartford?"
"Hartford is slowly recovering from the most terrifying and spectacular experience in its history — a flood, the vivid impressions of which will live forever in the memories of those who saw and went through it. Courant photographers 'covered' their city's greatest disaster in a manner that occasioned widespread and admiring comment. Here is a permanent record of their camera adventures. Many of these historically valuable pictures were obtained at great personal risk."