Shoemaker Saturday: Shoe Making in the 1930s

Manolo says, this silent color film is the remarkable artifact of shoemaking as done 80 years ago. What is most refreshing and happy-making is how little has changed over this time. Shoes, especially the best quality shoes, are still made in the same way, mostly by hand, with the help of durable machines of antique design.

Undoubtedly, some bright boy will soon enable the robots to entirely take over the making of the shoes, and we will be both richer and poorer for it.

One Response to “Shoemaker Saturday: Shoe Making in the 1930s”

  1. janis July 30, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    thanks to the Manolo fore this treasure. loved that it was in color!