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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Wish for Wings

The saw mills in Maine have slowly been closing in one town after another. In a great big sprawling junk shop named Elmers Barn in Whitefield Maine, there is an artist who recycles old sawmill blades by carving intricate designs out of them using a blowtorch. My favorite was this Pegasus. It weighed about 70 pounds and we had a heck of a time wrestling it into the car.

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Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 4
Copyright: © Susan Bickford