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Darn That Hammer: 1936

Darn That Hammer: 1936

"Rockville High School circa 1936." On the wall: "To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise." National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 

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The Carpenter's Creed

Maintain our rank, vulgarity despise,
To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise,
You would not swear upon a bed of death--
Reflect--your Maker now may stop your breath.

- Anonymous

“Leisure is the time for doing something useful.” - Benjamin Franklin.

How to build a desktop

I check Shorpy all the time, and usually get my desktop backgrounds from your site. With woodworking being my hobby, this is my new one....

Mr. Chair-man

Seventy-two years later, those bentwood chairs are still in style.

So much to like!

Nice to see young lads well dressed and doing something useful. I much prefer these ones to the graffiting, pants round knees youth of today.

Oh Fudge!

Hammer on thumb: "Drat!"
Nail through toe: "Oh, pshaw!"
Finger lopped off by band saw: "Yikes!"

Shop Class

This was back when shop teachers wore pin-stripe suit pants and ties to work.

Credit where credit's due

The chap looking at the camera has done a great job building a root beer crate!

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