Saturday, April 28, 2012
This week we will be exploring a bygone era when we actually made things in this country. We will be doing this by looking at a series of pictures of turn of the century trade schools. Today's picture is from 1899 and shows students at the Hampton, Virginia Institute. The students are being taught to weave a rug from scratch, and starting with a spinning wheel.
What a foreign image this is. We really don't make anything in this country any more. Of people reading this blog, how many of you have a job where you actually build something? I mean, your hands touch a product in its manufacturing process?