Carriage Builder, 1890s

"I'm making a $1.30 a day trimming out carriages at Newton's Buggy Company. It's just down Eleanor Street from where I live. I'm supporting my wife and our three year old daughter Mabel."   

-Samuel Brink, white male, age 27

Photo captions: Exterior of Newton Carriage Company, Kalamazoo, circa 1900 (KVM collection); Unknown man in his 20s, circa 1890s (unknown collection); People in horse-drawn carraige, 1903 (Library of Congress collection).

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A Job for Everyone
  1. Grocer, 1890s
  2. Dressmaker, 1890s
  3. Seamstress, 1890s
  4. Laborer, 1890s
  5. Carriage Builder, 1890s
  6. Cigar Roller, 1890s
  7. Launderer, 1900
  8. Corset Company Forelady, 1900
  9. Card Sorter, 1900
  10. Paper Mill, 1900
  11. Carriage Painter, 1900
  12. Foundry Worker, 1900
  13. Type Setter, 1910s
  14. Teacher, 1910s
  15. Elevator Operator, 1910s
  16. Metal Caster, 1910s
  17. Barber, 1910s
  18. Stationery Packer, 1910s
  19. Seamstress, 1910s
  20. Family Cook, 1920s
  21. Errand Girl, 1920s
  22. Janitor, 1920s
  23. Paper Beaterman, 1920s
  24. Hotel Bell Boy, 1920s