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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 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
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
Charles Robert Withers, my grandfather on my fathers (William Keith Withers)... more
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· Posted by William Withers on May 23, 2012
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
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
Glaeser & Campe Store General Store, Cook County, Illinois in 1909: View... more
· Posted by John Klawitter on Sep 4, 2012
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
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
This was my dad's uncles' store-cafe, Edgar Cafe. It was located in Defuniak... more
· Posted by Dodie Cassidy on Oct 22, 2012
Back in 1953 there were some great deals on used cars...
· Posted by John Emmering on Apr 5, 2013
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
A photo of Antonio Domenico "Anthony" Garibaldi
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· Posted by Harmony Carrigan at 9:56 pm
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
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
Here is a photo of Cliffe Hogans and his partner Guy Cecil Lauderbaugh in... more
· Posted by Jon Henderson on Nov 9, 2015
A photo of William B. Larkins
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· Posted by William Larkins on Oct 14, 2015
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
A photo of grain threshing in Oregon, taken 1870-1890. Dinnertime for threshers
· Posted by Sue Allen on Aug 30, 2015
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
A photo of the Mound Theater, Main Street, Peebles Ohio
· Posted by Jennifer Ashworth on Aug 27, 2015
A photo of the Valentine Cotton Gin
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· Posted by Elena Mcgee on Aug 13, 2015
A photo of Betty Sue (Lassiter) Sharp - Betty Sue at Shell Oil Company
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· Posted by Elena Mcgee on Aug 13, 2015
A photo of an advertisement for a Kuhnberg business.
· Posted by Hannelore Treumann on Jul 4, 2015
This is photo of my great grandfather, Lonam Henderson born in Monroe, LA 19... more
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· Posted by Robin Sikes-Mitchner on Jun 24, 2015
A photo of the Kuhnberg family-business from mother
· Posted by Hannelore Treumann on Jun 23, 2015
A photo of the Kuhnberg family-business from parents to Bernburg/Saale,Germany
· Posted by Hannelore Treumann on Jun 23, 2015
A photo of Jeannie (Younie) Horsham and family
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· Posted by Kevin Horsham on Jun 23, 2015
A photo of Michael Kesmar
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· Posted by Patricia Ford Nee Kesmar on May 29, 2015
A photo of George Francis Beasley and survey team
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· Posted by Graeme Beasley on May 26, 2015
A photo of Glenn Meier with his dad Clarence Meier as his dad's gas station... more
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· Posted by Zanne Suzanne Meier Lazar on May 24, 2015
With her son Charles and unknown little boy.
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· Posted by Helena Sicher Smith on May 20, 2015
A photo of Charlie Lee Nelson
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· Posted by Chelle Nelson-Thomas on Apr 26, 2015
Frank Douglas Williams, a self-made man from Nashville, Missouri, was the... more
· Posted by Lynda Hester on Apr 22, 2015
A photo of the business card of my greatgrandfather, Arthur Pearl Parker. He... more
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· Posted by William Parker on Apr 21, 2015
A photo associated with Mary Venezia Marangi
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· Posted by Nancy Ciaramello on Apr 11, 2015
Gambier Curtis Reeks (1864-1917) was the younger brother of my... more
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· Posted by Kayse Lawton on Apr 10, 2015
A photo of Vincent J Tillman (1920 - 1996)
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· Posted by Kara Boughey on Mar 26, 2015
A photo of James Mudge Cole
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· Posted by Ken Mahon on Mar 24, 2015
A photo of Leonard D Mann
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· Posted by Tracy Shaver on Mar 21, 2015
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