Teacher, 1910s

"I moved here from northern Michigan to work in the paper box factory but decided I wanted something better for myself... so I enrolled at Teacher's College. Now I teach in the Kalamazoo schools and make 40 dollars a month. I live with my cousin Mettie who keeps a little farm over on West Street."

-Bessie Blair, white female, age 27

Captions: Washington D.C. classroom, 1910 (unknown collection); postcard featuring Vine Street School, Kalamazoo in the early 1900s.

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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