Thursday, August 19, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday: A Cobbler's forms

These shoe forms belonged to my great-grandfather Gee Sawyer.  He was a farmer and cobbler in Greene County, Tennessee.  His own family of 10 children kept his cobbling skills sharp, but he also bartered with his neighbors - exchanging shoes for milling, weaving and other services. 

Today the forms decorate a bookcase and act as a paperweight.

Cobbler's shoe forms, date unknown. Digital Image.  Privately held by Nolichucky Roots [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], 1997.

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