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State Archives of Florida
Blacksmith Thomas Rains at work in his forge shop in Monticello, Florida.
Series 1577, Box 16, FF35
Ethnicity, African American
Ethnicity, African diaspora
African American men--Florida--Monticello
Iron and steel workers
Thomas Rains was a blacksmith and farrier. He learned from his father, a slave whose job on the plantation was blacksmithing. Mr. Rains could do intricate detail work as well as metal rims for wagon wheels.
Subject - Person
Subject - Meeting
Chicago Manual of Style
McCallum, Brenda, Collector. Blacksmith Thomas Rains at work in his forge shop in Monticello, Florida. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242111>, accessed 5 December 2022.
McCallum, Brenda, Collector. Blacksmith Thomas Rains at work in his forge shop in Monticello, Florida. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242111>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/McCallum)