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Robert Perkowski, ASMA

“New Haven Oysters”

Watercolor, 19” x 25”

At the “Oyster House,” oysters were unloaded from boats, sorted, and shucked. Then packed in iced kegs, and delivered to market. In the mid to late 19th century, New Haven, Connecticut was once the largest oyster distribution center in New England. Today, only one oyster-shucking house remains in Connecticut, located in South Norwalk.

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