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Description of the Work at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee Alabama, A
Atlanta Exposition by the person in charge of the Tuskegee ex-
hibit.  The boy has made a model of a locomotive, perfect in ev-
ery part, even to the screeching whistle.  It stood upon a tiny
railroad and carried the coal car behind it.  With water in the
boiler and a fire in the furnace, the machinery would begin to
work, exactly as in a real engine.  The boy had worked with tools
which he had first made himself from  parts of an old sewing ma-
chine.  He had never worked in a shop or about an engine. In the
machanical department at  Tuskegee he finds great happiness.
which is only disturbed by the fear of being unable to go on for lack
of funds.  The Board of the Atlanta Exposition bestowed a bronze
medal upon him, with a certificate of honorable mention, and ex-
perts in attendance passed favorable criticism upon his engine.
The foundry is an adjunct of the machine shop, and a part di-
rectly useful to the school.  In the carriage shop three handsome
carriages stand, which were exhibited at Atlanta.  Every part ex-
cept the springs, had been made by the students.  In the harness
shop, harness are made for sale.  The blacksmith department is
rendered one of the most interesting by the enthusiasm of its
chief, which he seems to have the gift of imparting to his stu-
dents.  In the architectural and mechanical drawing room, de-
signs to be used in other shops are made in blue print and sent
out to them.  The director here is a graduate  of the Boston
School of Technology, and one who looked upon General Walker
with the most devoted admiration and love.
    In the agricultural department a graduate of the Iowa State
College is in charge.  His work is more generally useful than that
of any other of the industrial departments because so many of the
students will be farmers.  He often lectures to the farmers in the
vicinity.  In the carpenter shop, practical work is done for the
town and county about, as well as for the school.  In the tin shop
the director shows with pride, a premium won at the Montgomery
State Fair, for the excellence of the school work exhibited there.
The director in the shoe shop, from the work in which the boys
are engaged, explains the stages of shoemaking.  In the printing
office the presses are kept busy, with excellent results, upon many
orders, from printing the local pages of the Tuskegee weekly pa-
per and the school publications, to receipt books and laundry lists.
The head of the dressmaking and millinery, a graduate of the
Vienna School, in New York City, conducts the visitors through
her rooms and explains the making of a wire hat-frame and the
method of teaching different sewing stitches.  Stylishly made hats


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