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Lamplighter
Lamplighters in New York city at the turn of the last century were responsible for lightning 200-300 streetlights an hour. They carried long ladders and lanterns or matches to light the gas lamps along their assigned routes.
Even before electric streetlights became standard,lamplighters were out of work in many cities when gas companies invented a mechanism to automatically light lamps without the help of a human.
In this photo,a lamplighter works in Finsbury Park,London,in 1935.
  1. Lamplighter

    Lamplighters in New York city at the turn of the last century were responsible for lightning 200-300 streetlights an hour. They carried long ladders and lanterns or matches to light the gas lamps along their assigned routes.

    Even before electric streetlights became standard,lamplighters were out of work in many cities when gas companies invented a mechanism to automatically light lamps without the help of a human.

    In this photo,a lamplighter works in Finsbury Park,London,in 1935.

  1. 15 notesTimestamp: Wednesday 2012/02/22 19:36:18Source: NPRvintagephotographylamplighterjobs of yesterday
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