Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Working Blacksmiths



Today's picture was taken in 1939 in San Augustine, Texas. The picture shows men working away in a Blacksmith Shop. I am assuming the third man who appears to be watching is the customer.

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  1. I'm guessing he's the customer. Very interesting series of photos. Thanks.

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  2. He's probably the supervisor!

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  3. I can almost smell that room with the dirt floor, wood and metal. Great photos! :)

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  4. That had to be the hottest place on Earth in the middle of the Texas summer.

    That's a nice sized anvil on the far right of the frame. I still laugh when I see one of those. (As used by a certain coyote for things other than their intended purpose.)

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  5. My grandma was born and spend her first 12 years in Sutton on Trent in Nottinghamshire in England. When we went through on the bus she would point out to me where the blacksmiths had been.

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  6. The third man watching... like a boss.

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  7. Love the dirt floor. No one paid to sweep.

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