A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - 1945. S)

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.

A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)

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Fetching in the Lines - Lizzie Alice Hawksfield - Whitby - North Yorkshire - England - Late photo by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe

Recolha de Lixo em Lisboa. Fotos da publicação de Nuno Meixeiro

Lisbon Ox powered garbage truck with Lisbon City Council Logo on it, from another time altogether.

Portugal anos 50  Fotografia de Jean Dieuzaide. Learn Fine Art Photography - https://www.udemy.com/fine-art-photography/?couponCode=Pinterest22

Portugal anos 50 Fotografia de Jean Dieuzaide - they used to sell bread like this all through the - loved it!

Vendedor de Castanhas - Rua do Carmo Lisboa

Seller of chestnuts // Lisbon // // Photographer: Horácio Novais Studio

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