Great historic photos...New Thread idea.

HBS Guy

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Well, going to be subtopics, history, science, geography/geology, Aust, US. . .

See how it takes off.
 

mothra

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Mary Smith, who worked as a knocker upper for a sixpence a week. She would go around and wake up the workers with a pea shooter to the window.

Magnificent looking woman, if you ask me.
 

johnsmith

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I love these old photos. I even scroll through old photo albums on the odd occasion that I find one whilst trawling through markets etc. It doesn't matter that I don't know who they are.
 

mothra

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was that her actual job? Is that a 'knocker upper'?

Yeah. People would be employed to go tap on the windows of workers to wake them up for work. They were called knocker uppers. Some used a long pole, the truly skilled, like Mary, used a pea shooter.
 
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