This is a photograph of a cobbler's bench that was in use probably in the 1700-1800's. Most shoes were repaired at home. It was usually the father's job to repair shoes. Source: Description in Photo- no other evidence.
Vince's Agriculture Project Vol. I
Shoemakers, equipment and supplies
"Cobbler's Bench" (2019). Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. 16.
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