Saturday, January 14, 2017

Blacksmith's Tools

PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL: I’m told that the farm blacksmith who made these tools was working here still in the 1960s. A sign on a post above the blacksmith's blower tells customers   “Make checks out to….”  

How many of the transformative innovations of American industrial technology came from thinkers who learned their first skills in places like this working with the metals of their time? What is the role of “hand made” in shaping thought and spirit?