I was recently doing some historical research on my house when I came across a 1910 “jury list” for my neighborhood. For some reason it also lists the residents' occupations. Some good ones:

  • confectioner
  • formmaker
  • sashcutter
  • organmaker
  • harnessmaker
  • laddermaker
  • asbestos [!!!]
  • pressman
  • compositor
  • millhand
  • heelshaver
  • shipjoiner
  • telegrapher
  • floorwalker [??]
  • hatter
  • japanner
  • lather
  • ropemaker

I wonder how quaint our jobs will sound in just a hundred years.