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22 Weird Old Jobs From 100 Years Ago

Do you know which old job involved looking for valuables in the sewer? Have you ever seen a war tuba? In this episode of The List Show, Erin (@erincmccarthy) breaks down 22 weird jobs from 100 years ago.

Bored projectionists and human computers will want to watch. You’ll learn why teenage boys didn’t last as switchboard operators and the critical role big sticks played in the turn-of-the-century economy.

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For more weird old jobs, check out our article, 10 Odd Jobs of Yesteryear: http://mentalfloss.com/article/61850/10-odd-jobs-yesteryear

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