Gisholt Metal Worker #2 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Gisholt Metal Worker #2

Gisholt Metal Worker #2 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Portrait oftwo Gisholt laborers. One man is in profile and the other is facing front. They are wearing work aprons, suspenders, boots and brimmed hats. Taken outdoors before a white sweep, they are standing on opposite sides of the anvil placed on a wooden platform. The man on the right is holding a smaller hammer to demonstrate how workers forge hot metal into shape by pounding, while the man on the left is holding the metal bar in place with a sledgehammer in one hand and tongs in the other hand.
DESCRIPTION
Portrait oftwo Gisholt laborers. One man is in profile and the other is facing front. They are wearing work aprons, suspenders, boots and brimmed hats. Taken outdoors before a white sweep, they are standing on opposite sides of the anvil placed on a wooden platform. The man on the right is holding a smaller hammer to demonstrate how workers forge hot metal into shape by pounding, while the man on the left is holding the metal bar in place with a sledgehammer in one hand and tongs in the other hand.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:132651
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Gisholt Machine Company
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 7114 Box 1, Sleeve 15
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image, numbered 107, is one in a set of four in this collection that demonstrates manual foundry labor.
SUBJECTS
Aprons
Hats
Work clothes
Hammers
Tools
Factories
Machinery industry
Moustache
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Blacksmiths
Blue collar workers
Manual work
Shoes

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