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Friday, May 14, 2010

Position Wanted: Engraver, Mississippi, 1900

This blog post originally appeared 10/9/2007.

I was browsing the 1900 U.S. Census's "Occupation" volume -- such is the life of a reference librarian -- and some of the statistics are fascinating.

In Mississippi in 1900, there were:

51 male Architects
0 female Architects

15 male Cigar and tobacco salespersons
2 female Cigar and tobacco salespersons

25 male Butter and cheesemakers
0 female Butter and cheesemakers

0 male Boxmakers (paper)
1 female Boxmaker (paper)

1 male Umbrella and parasol maker
0 female Umbrella and parasol makers

0 male Engravers
0 female Engravers

26 male Office boys
1 female Office boy

1 male Quarryman
0 female Quarrymen

I'm a little confused about how there could be only one quarryman in the state. It must've been a really, really small quarry.

(from Occupations at the 12th Census. U.S. Census Office. 12th Census, 1900.)

1 comment:

  1. Or, the single quarryman was working one very large quarry to supply all the rocks and crushed stuff in the state.


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