19th Anniversary

19th Anniversary 100 www.afamag.com |  www.incollect.com outh Manchester, Connecticut, was home to Cheney Brothers, the largest manufacturer of silk in the country at the start of the Civil War. 1 Cheney Brothers continued to expand, and by 1920 employed 4,700 people, owned electric and gas subsidiaries, a railroad, and a country club. Employees were housed in homes rather than tenements, with lawns and green space; many of the original 275 units remain as residential structures today. The homes of the Cheney family were not segregated from their employees by fences or LIFESTYLE The Ideal Stewards By Johanna McBrien  Photography by Carl Vernlund