Hey, a blacksmith was considered a Vulcan back in the day. Not that Vulcan, and most likely not this kind of Vulcan.
Vita Brevis has a great post today about historic occupations, like yeomen, fence watchers, and Vulcans, and how you can analyze your ancestors' occupations to get a better understanding of what their life was like.
This post reminds me of Edwin Tunis, an illustrator and non-fiction author of such works as Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American Industry and Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America. He strove to present the past to younger readers in an entertaining and visual way. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy and learn from his books. More on Edwin Tunis here.
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