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    Two Photos: Blacks at Work... Bicycle Smiths and a Cobbler! Two photographs, the first a 7 3/4" x 4.5" albumen titled "City Cobbler - Restaurant and 'Possum." The photo shows the black proprietor (in apron) in front of his Fort Payne, Alabama shoe repair and grocery, surrounded by his "help." Note the possum on the stick at center right! Printed on verso is an advertising list of available "Views of Fort Payne, Ala., by O. W. Chase." (This specific photo is number nine on the list.) The second photo, a 7.25" x 4.5" mounted albumen, shows two blacksmiths, one with hammer, one with sledge, working on a fork. Note the various large wheel cycles surrounding the scene. Stamped at bottom on board is "Capital Cycle Company" of Washington, D.C., photo by Francis Noyes of Washington. Two fun items.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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