The End of The Brass Era In Cornwall Exhibit

Photography: ‘Brazen Grit: Images of Brass Valley’

“Factory Lights” Photo By Lazlo Gyorsok

Not far from the iron rich region of Northwest Connecticut is the steep valley of Connecticut’s Naugatuck River, called “Brass Valley.” From the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Naugatuck Valley was the seat of the world’s brass industry. Buttons, clips, weapons, clocks and bank safes were all made in factories from Bridgeport to Winsted. 

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