looking for Alabama tinmen
- I have an unusual request. I am helping a former professor, folklorist
Archie Green, who will publish a book on tinmen with Univ. of Illinois Press
next year. I'm talking about full-sized tinmen like the one from the Wizard
of Oz. These were the product of an art form practiced by sheet metal
workers throughout the country to show off their skill.
I remember one perched on the top of a heating and cooling store on Warrior
Rd. (Approaching Five Points West from Fairfield) from my childhood. I have
been unable to find a photo of it or information about it.
Can anyone out there help me find an Alabama tinman for inclusion in Dr.
Green's book? You may respond to me at the email address below. Thanks!
Alabama State Council on the Arts
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
- There is one in Morgan County, AL at the intersection of State Highway 36 and
County Road 22. County Road 22 is still known in Morgan and Lawrence
Counties as "Iron Man Road." This is near (in?) the town of Hartselle.