Type Setter, 1910s

"After my divorce I moved to Kalamazoo to start a new life; got a job setting type at a printing office for $1.15 a day.  I live with the Mr. Shaw and his family -- he's the superintendant at the shop. There are quite a lot of printing shops in town--a lot of them are here because of the paper mills; we get our paper from them and then print it into business forms and account ledgers."   

-Louise Belle, white female, age 47

Captions: Typeset pieces (unknown source); unidentified female, circa 1910 (Getty Images); Washington DC government printing office, 1910 (American Historical Photo Archive 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