Sunday, May 6, 2012

San Antonio Blacksmith



Today's picture was taken in 1939 and shows a Blacksmith Shop in San Antonio, Texas. You can see all the wagon wheels out front. A lot of the work of a blacksmith was to show horses and fix wagons, so the fate of the blacksmith was pretty much cast with the growing availability of affordable cars.


9 comments:

  1. Did they show horses or shoe them?

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  2. It seems he would advertise anything Lucky Strikes, a couple of wanted posters, Swamp Root (what ever that is), even a cure for what ever ails you.
    Looks like mufflers fell off cars back than also.
    But it looks like he is up to his butt in wagon wheels.

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  3. By the way, did I ever thank you for finding a way to comment without having to do those terrible word verifies.
    THANK YOU

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  4. Love this picture. I looked up swamp root-apparently it cured bladder, kidney and liver problems. I couldn't find 666.

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  5. I just found your blog & am really enjoying your pictures. I'm from Tx as well but now live in SW Florida.

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  6. Go to
    http://www.monticellodrug.com/products/666-cold-caplets.html
    to see the box of 666 tablets

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  7. You can still order the caplets of 666 on line today

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  8. Not related to blacksmiths, and the link shows images of houses that people built and lived in during the Settlement of the Great Plains into the early 20th Century.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140121/Black-white-images-rare-glimpse-life-American-frontier.html

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