Itinerant Blacksmiths

I don't have much information about the image above but I like what it is depicting.  Mom working the bellows while Dad heats up something he's working on while the kids all look on.  Like most travelers in Europe, these (probably Roma) don't have fancy wagons or accommodations; just carts and some rough tents. We … Continue reading Itinerant Blacksmiths

The Simplest Accommodation

From the Oregon State University Archives: Camp Cart, Showing Bed Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Carpenter in his geographical reader thus describes this kind of wagon: 'What is that squealing outside the market? It sounds like a pig in the hands of a butcher. They surely cannot kill hogs here in the midst of … Continue reading The Simplest Accommodation