Men worked outside the house to support themselves and their families. As Edward Hazen noted in the introduction to his book Panorama of Professions and Trades, published in Philadelphia in 1836, the pursuit of a livelihood was “indispensible to a reputable position in the community.” This was particularly true in the United States where social status was more dependent on wealth, accomplishment, and character than on inherited position...

[start] Figure 17.
Farmer’s and Mechanic’s

Figure 18.
Cutting wood and ice skating

Figure 19.
Harvesting
Wheat

Figure 20.
Manuring
the fields

Figure 21.
The Glazier

Figures 22.
The Carpenter

Figure 23.
The Mason

Figure 24.
The Housepainter

Figure 25.
Distiller

Figures 26.
Tobacconist

Figure 27.
Barber

Figure 28.
Tailor

   
Figure 29.
Mariner
Figures 30.
Merchant [end]
   

 

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