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.