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THE OCCUPATIONS & INDUSTRY COLLECTION

The Occupation and Industry Collection consists of thousands of posed and candid photographs of men, women, and children at work. Crafts-persons, peddlers, factory workers, shopkeepers, salespeople, farmers, and miners: almost all trades and professions are represented in classic and unusual poses. The collection is especially rich in iconic images of bygone occupations, such as town criers, ice harvesters and coal sorters. Advanced degree professional occupations in the fields of science, medicine, religion, law and education also make up the collection. One emphasis are of American storefronts from 1870-1920, documenting the American Dream of owning your own business. Photographs relating to industry and the industrial revolution, as well as advances in transportation are also well represented. Numerous albums document and detail various industries and agricultural projects.
Note: Some photos may contain graphic images.

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Blacksmith

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Fireman

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New York Policeman

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Carpenters

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WW2 European

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Store Fronts

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Western Union

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Delivery Man

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Water Main, NYC

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Stock Exchange

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Debeers Diamond Miners

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Cigar Shop

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Telephone Switchboard

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Hotel Maids

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Menswear

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Butchers

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Land Surveyors

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Cobbler

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RPPC Dam Builder

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Salesman

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Barbers

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Bicycle Messenger

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Cigar Factory

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Sales- Cigarettes

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Store Front

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Horseshoer

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Harness Makers

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Maids - House Cleaners

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Miners, 1904

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Store Fronts; Fruits & Vegetables

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Whalers in a Whale

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Store Fronts; Mens Accessories

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Farmers Bailing Hay

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Riverside Grocer

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Store Fronts; Umbrellas

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Cafe and Newsstand

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Police; Panama

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Delivery Man- Beer

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Store Fronts; Lovejoy

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Cable Car Operators

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Mill and Delivery...

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Paper Mill

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Postman

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Printing Press Ladies

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Store Fronts; Pool Parlor

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Shoe Factory

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Textile Factory

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Farmers

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Storefronts- Carpets & Curtains

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Olive Oil Shop, NYC