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Text explaining how the blacksmith became blind.
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Visual Still Information

Title: The Blacksmith Shop, Reverse
From: The Blacksmith Shop
Original caption: TO THE PUBLIC.
Some years ago, while working at the anvil, I was struck in the eye with a red-hot spark, destroying entirely the sight of one eye, and producing a violent inflammation which resulted in the loss of the other, total blindness being the final result.
Therefore I depend upon the sale of these verses to enable me to support my wife and children. I crave your patronage, and solicit your charity to help a blind man.
Creator: n/a
Date: Circa 1900
Format: Ephemera
Source: Robert Bogdan Collection
Keywords: Labor; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Social Movements & Advocacy

Objects From This Artifact:
- The Blacksmith Shop, Front (still)
- The Blacksmith Shop, Reverse (still)