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Blacksmith George Calkins at Work

Blacksmith George Calkins at Work

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Title:
Blacksmith George Calkins at Work
Description:
George Calkins, wearing a shirt and overalls holds a hammer as he works on an anvil in his blacksmith shop. TO the right is a large brick stove, a large wooden bucket next to the stove and, against the wall of the shop, a wheel. In the back, shelves with various items can be seen.
Date:
[ca. 1900–1921]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Location:
Wilbraham Public Library
Collection (local):
Wilbraham Town Archives Photographic Collection
Series:
People
Subjects:
Men
Forge shops
Blacksmiths
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Wilbraham
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Notes:
Copy of an older photograph. George Calkins was born about 1849 and appears to have several jobs listed on various U.S. censuses, including wheelwright, wagon maker, carriage maker, and blacksmith.
Identifier:
WPL-TA8-0041