Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Bridging the Centuries
Living history is about the living more than the history, I think. Here the twenty-first century looks back at the nineteenth century. The young man on the skateboard was just mesmerized by the blacksmith heating up rods of metal and pounding them, with sparks flying, into something useful (in this case, door hinges). For me, this photo shows why these history demonstrations are so important: they reach out to people today and help them see how their lives are connected to what went before.