victorian jobs

[caption id="attachment_18550" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A cart selling strawberries"] [/caption] One can’t help but be fascinated by the occupations that existed in the Victorian era many of which bear little resemblance to the career options of today. In 1876, renowned British photographer John Thompson recorded hundreds of thousands of captivating images depicting everyday life amidst the dawning of the industrial age. The Daily Mail describes how Thompson, accompanied by writer Adolphe Smith, trawled the streets of London interviewing and photographing people for Street Life in London magazine. "The pictures, now stored at the Bishopsgate Institute, capture the lives of street beggars, chimney sweeps, street doctors and market sellers among many others." In geneology, it's common to discover obscure occupations and those from the Victorian era are especially interesting. I thought I’d share with you some favourites courtesy of The 1891 'London Census' Transcription Ashman - Dustman, or Refuse Collector. Also someone who cleans the ashes from a boiler. Beadsman...