13 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Rains, Thomas, 1894-1990"
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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
Collection
Thomas Rains demonstrating blacksmithing to students

Thomas Rains demonstrating blacksmithing to students

Date
1982-09
Description
Twenty-five color slides.
Collection
Wrought iron shutters by Thomas Rains

Wrought iron shutters by Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
Three color slides.
Collection
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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Thomas Rains demonstrating blacksmithing to studentsThomas Rains demonstrating blacksmithing to studentsStill ImageAfrican Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Demonstrations
Workshops
Workplace
Students
Teaching of folklore
Fieldwork (educational method)
Education
Blacksmiths
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Wrought iron shutters by Thomas RainsWrought iron shutters by Thomas RainsStill ImageBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Material culture
Architecture
Decorative arts
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