Sunday, January 11, 2015

Old World Craftsmen

One hundred years ago this man's craft provided a decent living. Even though Henry Ford had made the automobile accessible to a lot of folks, horses were still the primary means of transportation. Wagons, carriages, buggies and farm machinery were all pulled by horses or mules and these animals needed shoes.

For centuries, horses were a necessity of modern life and in just a few generations everything changed. I don't know any blacksmiths so I took a picture of this one when I saw him demonstrating at the Fulton County Fair.

16"x 20"
The Smithie

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