Monday, March 8, 2010

NPR: "The Jobs of Yesteryear"

NPR had a fascinating photo essay on jobs that have been made obsolete by technology: elevator operators, lamplighters, pinsetters, and icemen, among others. The photos and descriptions are also coupled with interviews with people who had experience in those jobs. It's interesting to see which occupations have been made completely obsolete (switchboard operator), and which have adapted to the changing times (milkman).


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