My subject for Sepia Saturday this week is a Cobbler or Bootmaker.
My maternal grandmother's uncle, Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan 2nd, was a very well known and highly respected man in the small Victorian township of Euroa.
He was one of Euroa's earliest bootmakers
Thomas was born in Euroa in 1868, the second eldest son of thirteen children to parents Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan and Mary Ann Pike.
He was born with a club foot. Perhaps that was a contributing factor for him choosing the bootmaker trade.
I really like Tom Morgan's sense of humour in this newspaper advert.
Thomas was a member of the Ancient Order of Druids at Euroa.
He married Sarah McNay in 1894 and they had eleven children all born at Euroa.