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  • Clayton B. Good (1912 - 1973)
    Obituary
  • Joseph Hofmann (1862 - 1913)
    Obituary: Albany Enterprise, Albany, Minnesota, November 1913 The death of Joseph Hofmann which was briefly announced in last week's Enterprise, removes from our midst one of Albany's most highly res...
  • Leonardo Köche, Júnior (1856 - 1937)
    Membro da Loja Luz Serrana de Lages, Santa Catarina. Fonte: ANDRADE, Eveline. A Cidade nos Campos de Cima da Serra: experiências de urbanização e saúde em Lages-SC - 1870 a 1910. 2011. 317 f. Dissert...
  • Antonio Köche (1870 - 1933)
    Membro da Loja Luz Serrana de Lages, Santa Catarina. Fonte: “O Continente das Lagens” de Licurgo Costa, quarto volume, p. 1418.
  • Henry “the shoemaker” Ewell (c.1622 - 1688)
    Biography Henry Ewell At the time when the first Ewell set foot in America, in what is now Massachusetts, the first boatload of colonists had been there for approximately 14 years. The earliest...

Shoemakers

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What is a shoemaker?

From Wikipedia

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.

Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper.

Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. Today shoes are often made on a factory basis rather than a craft basis.

The patron saint of shoemakers is Saint Crispin.

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