Metallurgy and the trade of blacksmithing is the area I chose to focus on for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that I am fascinated by the craft; it is an occupation that once helped revolutionize the world yet it seems all but forgotten in modern times.
There were a number of blacksmiths and silversmiths during this time period such as James Bishop and Benjamin Browning of 279 and 202 Washington Avenue, respectively. During this time period, there were a total of 8 blacksmiths just in the immediate city of Albany. Today, the John Eagan Blacksmith sign pictured above still stands as a reminder of the past to this day on Liberty Street in downtown Albany.
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