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This cobblestone building is low and dark inside and ideal for the blacksmith at Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY.  Its appropriate for the building to be made of stone because of all the sparks flying inside in the making of wrought iron implements.  The oxen are still walking around in their yoke and they have no leash or ropes on them.  They are trained to follow the little movements of the handler.

ISO 320, F/9.5, 1/500 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 320, F/9.5, 1/500 sec, 105 mm Lens

The sign on the building says “Levi Rugg General Blacksmithing”.  Notice the quoin stones on the corners of the building and the barrel hoops propped up against the wall. The brick chimney goes to the forge.

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