Sunday, 29 May 2016

Serendipity Sunday - Descriptions of Occuptions

In 1918 the United States Bureau of Labor put out a few publications describing occupations, what qualifications or schooling it took to get that job and in some a list of "kindred" or related occupations. The following are definitions for occupations to do with woolen and worsted goods.

Each booklet gives a list of "code words" for that occupation near the beginning. On this page for the Street Railway you will see the directions for using the code words.

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  1. I need to check this out. I have several ancestors who worked on streetcars.

    1. Me too! Trains and streetcars. And on both sides of the family in the paint and varnish industry.


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