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Old 09-29-2016, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir View Post
There are still a few of these around, for niche/artisanal markets or at historic sites, but as professions they're largely obsolete:

blacksmith
groom (cared for horses)
cooper (barrelmaker)
teamster (in the original sense - one who drove teams of horses)
muleskinner (ditto, but for mules)
My great-great-grandfather at one time had his profession listed as a "kalsominer," someone who put up kalsomine (calcimine), a kind of whitewash. To my surprise, this seems to still be an official category at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but there can't be too many people specializing in it.