Pottery was once an important economic driver on Long Island, with readily available clay along the North Shore providing the basis for a profitable industry.
Local collector Mark Smith has made a particular study of one such concern, a business in Huntington that spanned most of the 19th century and into the 20th.
In this episode of The Long Island History Project, Mark relays the history of Brown Brothers (and their Huntington successors and predecesors) using his private collection of pottery as illustration.
You can listen to the podcast here. Photos of many of the pottery pieces discussed are posted on the podcast’s blog page.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
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