Wordless Wednesday: The Fur Trader

Holland 211

This post is in response to the Bardo Group’s interNational Photography Month. You are invited to submit photography to their Wordless Wednesday and get more information by visiting their site by clicking here.

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  1. I’m very curious about this picture: I’m a costumed interpreter at a living history museum myself, so I have lots of questions for this man! I imagine the conversation we would have. I like how you captured him at work with the evidence of his trade right behind him. He looks like he spends a lot of time outdoors and has many tales to tell. Great shot!

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    • I felt the same – but he was passionate about his work. He said that his biggest sellers were gloves made from the fur pelts – bought by women with severe arthritis. They keep their hands warm and thus reduces pain. I don’t have a problem if the fur comes from an animal that was killed for sustenance, but I don’t like the idea of killing just for the hides.

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  2. This is a wonderful photograph, full of personality and seeming almost like a moment from another time. Good catch, Pat. Thanks for joining us in this. We look forward to doing more with you when you are ready.

    Warmest regards,
    Jamie

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