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Photographer Tells Tale Of Last Days At Brass Mills At Danbury Library

Photographer Emery Roth will lead a discussion about his new book at the Danbury Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Photographer Emery Roth will lead a discussion about his new book at the Danbury Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon. Photo Credit: Facebook

DANBURY, Conn. -- Photographer Emery Roth will lead a discussion about his new book at the Danbury Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon.

His upcoming book, "Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry," was photographed over the course of four years. Management and workers of the last, large-scale Connecticut brass mills of old Brass Valley invited him to shoot anywhere and any time at the mills.

Roth will present a selection of his images while sharing his experiences and discoveries made while writing the book.

Ansonia Copper & Brass was the last descendent of Anaconda/American Brass. It operated in historic buildings on historic property using equipment, some of which went back to the 19th century.

Using 19th-century techniques, they made metal tubes for 21st-century submarines. Some of the machinery and processes used had been pioneered in these spaces before World War I. Roth’s photographs catch the equipment in use and show the stages of production.

A Q & A and book signing will follow the presentation. The program is free and presented as a partnership with the Danbury Museum.

Registration is requested online by clicking here , or by calling 203-797-4527. The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main St.

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