Sunday, December 2, 2007

Stamp of the Day: Extinct professions

Are there any wheelwrights anymore? I guess they are seamstresses and blacksmiths, but the tools they use are a lot different than 100 years ago. In our ancestral families we had several blacksmiths and seamstresses, but I don't know if we had leatherworkers or wheelwrights. What is wheelwright in Swedish anyway, 'hjulmakare'? I wonder what professions of today that will become extinct...

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