Hammer it out

Engineering students work in the blacksmith shop laboratory of the mechanic arts program in the Tulane University College of Technology, around the turn of the century. Forging, pattern-making, toolmaking and drawing were required of all freshmen and sophomores in the college at that time. There were 30  anvils and sets of blacksmith’s tools available in the blacksmith shop, which was located at the western end of the old engineering building, currently part of the School of Science and Engineering lab complex behind Blessey Hall on the Tulane uptown campus.