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Old photos of workers and businesses from past decades

While we don't know what the first business transaction was, it is easy to imagine that thousands of years ago a good hunter bartered his excess meat for something more useful to him. In the history of man, many kinds of businesses and occupations have been created in response to social needs. Look through these photos of workers and businesses from previous decades shown below - some things have changed, some haven't!

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Taken in Chicago, Cook County, IL.
Ed Woehl in front of his store in Bucktown - Photo by Tiffany Bauer
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· Posted by Tiffany Bauer on Aug 4, 2013
Taken in .
Back in 1953 there were some great deals on used cars...
· Posted by John Emmering on Apr 5, 2013
Taken in Defuniak Springs, Walton County, FL United States of America in .
This was my dad's uncles' store-cafe, Edgar Cafe. It was located in Defuniak... more
· Posted by Dodie Cassidy on Oct 22, 2012
Taken at Work, Salt Lake City, UT United States of America.
Great Grandfather John Brooks (on left), of Salt Lake City, Utah. No date... more
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· Posted by Judith Moore on Sep 15, 2012
Taken at Textile Mill, New England, United States of America in .
This photo was taken by Lewis Wickes Hine, a professional photographer, who... more
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· Posted by Daniel Pinna on Sep 10, 2012
Taken at Sauk Trail, east of Illinois Central RR tracks, Richton Park, Cook County, IL United States of America in .
Glaeser & Campe Store General Store, Cook County, Illinois in 1909: View... more
· Posted by John Klawitter on Sep 4, 2012
Taken at Steger Piano Factory & Steger Fire Station, Steger, Cook County, IL United States of America in .
Robert Reinhold Klawitter (photo taken in 1908 in Illinois) was a woodworker... more
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· Posted by John Klawitter on Sep 3, 2012
Taken in Chicago, IL USA in .
Delores Cazneau when she was working in Chicago Illinois in 1940s and 1950s... more
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· Posted by Patrick Cazneau on Jul 9, 2012
Taken at Pico drive-in theater, Los Angeles, CA USA in .
Vintage car driving into one of the earliest drive-in theaters in California... more
· Posted by Daniel Pinna on Jun 5, 2012
Taken at Grandparent's General Store, Huntington, Cabell County, WV USA in .
Charles Robert Withers, my grandfather on my fathers (William Keith Withers)... more
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· Posted by William Withers on May 23, 2012
Taken in USA.
Taken 1930's Craigville,Wells,IN - Hillard Hudson Bell is at the front of the... more
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· Posted by Sue Allen on May 18, 2012
Taken in USA.
Earl Ekleberry JR This photo was taken where he worked, a restaurant. Date... more
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· Posted by Diane Nagel on Apr 17, 2012
Taken at Davis Bookstore, Ocala, Marion County, FL in .
A photo of Davis Book and Office Supply store owned by George L. A. Davis in... more
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· Posted by Margaret Eves on Jul 13
A photo of an unknown grocery store in Indiana.
· Posted by Cynthia Long on Jul 12
Taken in Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA in .
Anthony Braunger's company Braunger Meats 1891 - present Sioux City, Iowa
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· Posted by Jan Doss on Jul 11
A photo of Aaron Boiles - his son's food market
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· Posted by Alice Wells on Jun 12
Taken in Oakland, CA in .
A photo of Johnny Resents in 1948 Oakland. Grandfather and Godfather when... more
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· Posted by Patrick Hazelwood on May 23
A photo of Paul Andrew Branic
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· Posted by Kristi Beal on Apr 7
Taken in Cedarville, Modoc County, CA in .
A photo of John Fritz with Anton Jacobs, (left). Brothers-in-Law. They owned... more
· Posted by Jan Doss on Mar 28
A photo of Arden Kull Webber company (civil engineering) building Travis Air... more
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· Posted by Karin Boasci on Feb 29
A photo of my Grandfather Arden Fred Kull, Webber company (civil... more
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· Posted by Karin Boasci on Feb 29
Taken in Memphis, Shelby County, TN in .
A photo of Antonio Domenico "Anthony" Garibaldi
· Posted by Harmony Carrigan on Feb 10
Taken in Keith, SA Australia in .
A photo of Vincenzo Ciccarelli - Mt Monster South East Quarry work gang, c... more
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· Posted by Joe Ciccarelli on Jan 24
This was a cart used to haul the bark from the cut trees to a tannery.... more
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· Posted by Carolyn Jackson on Dec 4, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of John Henry Martin is in the center of the crew sharpening the saw.... more
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· Posted by Carolyn Jackson on Dec 4, 2015
A photo of Deaton's Market, formerly Owned by Chester and Marie Deaton near... more
· Posted by Cynthia Long on Nov 17, 2015
Taken in Hartford, Licking County, OH in .
Here is a photo of Cliffe Hogans and his partner Guy Cecil Lauderbaugh in... more
· Posted by Jon Henderson on Nov 9, 2015
Taken in San Francisco, CA.
A photo of William B. Larkins
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· Posted by William Larkins on Oct 14, 2015
Taken in Pittston, PA in .
A photo of the Sharp family in front of the W. E. Sharp store In Pittston,... more
· Posted by Pat Dunn on Sep 3, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of Top-Jo's Dairy Bar, Peebles Ohio. The place to go. See all your... more
· Posted by Jennifer Ashworth on Aug 27, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of the Mound Theater, Main Street, Peebles Ohio
· Posted by Jennifer Ashworth on Aug 27, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of the Valentine Cotton Gin
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· Posted by Elena Mcgee on Aug 13, 2015