Today's picture was taken in 1899, and it shows a Cobbler School where young men are being taught to make shoes. I would be willing to bet that you could not find such a class in the US today.
In town, there is a shop that still makes custom boots for you. They measure each foot, and build the boot to be a perfect fit for both feet. They are supposed to be the best boots in the world. People from all over actually come in to have a pair of boots made by them. They also make custom saddles and other really nice things. Something very rare these days.