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front Cornelius Kelley (1873-1954)
c. 1918
Cornelius Kelley (1873-1954) was a farmer and blacksmith who turned his imagination and skill to the making of decorative iron goods that became an important element in Deerfield's Arts and Crafts movement.
Title page "Statistical Information Relating to Certain Branches of Industry in Massachusetts, For the Year Ending May 1, 1865"
In the ten years since the census of 1855, the counties along the Connecticut River in Massachusetts showed dramatic increases in industrial and manufacturing employment, a trend driven largely by the effects of the Civil War.
front "Blacksmith's Shop"
c. 1900
The photograph of the interior of a local blacksmith shop was taken about 1900 by Mary Electa Allen (1858-1941) of Deerfield, Massachusetts.
front Fern stand
c. 1928
Cornelius Kelly crafted this decorative fern stand after the need for traditional blacksmithing services declined.
front Kelley's blacksmith sign
c. 1900
Cornelius Kelley hung this iron sign in front of his blacksmith shop in Deerfield, Massachusetts at the turn of the 20th century.
Cover "Little Jack of All Trades, with Suitable Representations. Part I."
c. 1813
This illustrated book of trades described for young readers the various trades common in the early 19th century.
front Tea kettle

A tea kettle with a classic 18th century design, was typical of those that inspired the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century.


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