NPR's Collection of Obsolete Occupations

Cigar makers, lamplighters, pinsetters (as in bowling pins): today, these jobs are done by machines. But decades ago men, women, and children earned a living completing these tasks. NPR's Jobs of Yesteryear presents images and descriptions of these no-longer-necessary careers (though the occupation of "Milkman" may actually be coming back into style).

via Very Short List

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