Connecticuts Bohemian Brigade
The “Bohemian Brigade” was made up of an informal cadre of civilian journalists and artists working for the major newspapers or as stringers or free-lance reporters. They chose the name “Bohemians” that they defined loosely as “Free-thinkers and free lovers, who lived by their art, spent liberally and considered the world their own.” The “Bohemian Brigade” often flocked together - reporters still do it today - for companionship and comfort and to exchange information. They also figured that it was a good way to keep an eye on competition.
Robert Berthelson has had a lifelong interest in American history and nostalgia. He has produced over 50 illustrated lectures including several historical documentaries on Connecticut history, the American Revolution, the Civil War, post card collecting, early photography, stamp collecting and nostalgia.
Bob has presented these lectures to over 2,000 audiencesincluding retirement communities, senior centers, schools, health care facilities, historical societies, libraries, camera clubs and social groups.