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.
All images are available for licensing as rights-managed stock photography and reference material.