This ClipArt gallery offers 52 illustrations of men and women engaged in various occupations such as artist, barber, bookbinder, blacksmith, carpenter, cobbler, glassblower, lumberjack, watchmaker, nurse, porter, sailor, seamstress, teacher, tinker, or writer.

An architect at his desk lost in thought.

Architect

An architect at his desk lost in thought.

A barber shaving a man.

Barber

A barber shaving a man.

A barber shop in the sixteenth century

Barber Shop

A barber shop in the sixteenth century

A butcher with his knife

Butcher

A butcher with his knife

Captain of a ship

Captain

Captain of a ship

"This striking picture, by a celebrated French artist, has excited marked attention ever since it was first exhibited at the Paris Salon. The grouping is admirable, and by the abscence of all accessories the interest is skillfully concentrated on the principal personage, the attending surgeon, and the pale boy whose arm he is bandaging and who is striving not to wince beneath the treatment. That the hurt is not trifling is shown by the basin of blood and the look of concern in the counternances of the surrounding family, who are yet sufficiently composed to indicate that there is no imminent danger. The strongly lined faces of the peasants, with their vary expressions, contrasted with the rude interior, form a graphic study." — Blaisedell, 1904

Doctor

"This striking picture, by a celebrated French artist, has excited marked attention ever since it was…

A fisherman harpooning the sword-fish.

Fisherman

A fisherman harpooning the sword-fish.

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control road users.

Flagger, Black and White

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control…

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control road users.

Flagger, Color

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control…

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control road users.

Flagger, Outline

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control…

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control road users.

Flagger, Silhouette

The Flagger symbol sign should be used in advance of any point where a flagger is stationed to control…

The Samphire gatherer, "there are few avocations attended with so much danger, as that of gathering rock samphire, which grows in great plenty along the edges and down the perpendicular sides of the cliffs near Rennel's cave, in Glamorganshire, Wales."

The Samphire Gatherer

The Samphire gatherer, "there are few avocations attended with so much danger, as that of gathering…

A geologist collecting and studying rocks.

Geologist

A geologist collecting and studying rocks.

Three men at work grinding scissors.

Grinding Hull

Three men at work grinding scissors.

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and made the revolutionary Remington sporting rifle.

Gunsmith: Eliphalet Remington

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and…

"There's an end to my troubles," said William Seward Burroughs as he threw into the street the first fifty adding machines he had made. He wished nothing to remain to remind him of this early failure." -Hill, 1921

Inventor: Burroughs

"There's an end to my troubles," said William Seward Burroughs as he threw into the street the first…

A scene where loggers are cutting down a pine tree forest in the United States.

Loggers

A scene where loggers are cutting down a pine tree forest in the United States.

Lumberjacks cutting down trees.

Lumberjacks

Lumberjacks cutting down trees.

Lumberjacks hauling logs.

Lumberjacks

Lumberjacks hauling logs.

"The sugar maple tree resembles the sycamore, and abounds in the northern parts of the United States, and in the British possessions, where large quantities of sugar are made. "-Lupton

Gathering Sap to make Maple Sugar

"The sugar maple tree resembles the sycamore, and abounds in the northern parts of the United States,…

In many minds making a piano is an art form. The construction is a slow process, and cannot well be hurried, a grand piano usually requiring to be six months in the making.

Piano Making

In many minds making a piano is an art form. The construction is a slow process, and cannot well be…

Watch making is a beautiful and complicated as the watch it's self. It was a process that required several small machines and measurement.

Watch Making

Watch making is a beautiful and complicated as the watch it's self. It was a process that required several…

A man writing at a desk, being interrupted by another man.

Man at work

A man writing at a desk, being interrupted by another man.

A man loading a cart full of goods.

Man Loading Cart

A man loading a cart full of goods.

"Using the "stick" to mark size for which slate must be cut."—Finley, 1917

Marking slate

"Using the "stick" to mark size for which slate must be cut."—Finley, 1917

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

Men at work

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

Merchant Booths from an illuminated MS, representing Venice in the 14th century.

Merchant Booth

Merchant Booths from an illuminated MS, representing Venice in the 14th century.

One whose occupation is to attend a grist mill.

Miller

One whose occupation is to attend a grist mill.

A pack horse

Pack Horse

A pack horse

A man fishing for pearls.

Pearl Fisher

A man fishing for pearls.

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

Pearl-fishery

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

The polishing room is where the Rosemen veneers-the tops and sides of the piano. Two men on each side of a piano-top rub rapidly with a pumice stone and finally the piano comes out perfectly smooth.

Piano Making-the Polishing Room

The polishing room is where the Rosemen veneers-the tops and sides of the piano. Two men on each side…

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter

Porter with luggage cart.

A woman being escorted by a station-master and two porters.

Porters

A woman being escorted by a station-master and two porters.

A scene where loggers are binding the logs into giant rafts to be floated down river.

Rafting

A scene where loggers are binding the logs into giant rafts to be floated down river.

One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels.

Sailor

One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels.

A man wearing a life jacket with a line in his hand.

Sailor

A man wearing a life jacket with a line in his hand.

Sailor and his ship

Sailor and Ship

Sailor and his ship

A scrivener (or scribe) was traditionally a person who could read and write. This usually indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Scriveners later developed into public servants, accountants, lawyers and petition writers, etc. Scriveners remain a common sight in countries where literacy rates remain low; they read letters for illiterate customers, as well as write letters or fill out forms for a fee. Many now use portable typewriters to prepare letters for their clients.

Scribe

A scrivener (or scribe) was traditionally a person who could read and write. This usually indicated…

"The first sensation in descending under water in a suit of armor is the sudden, bursting roar in the ears, cause by the air driven into the helmet from the air-pump. The flexible air-hose has to be strong enough to bear the pressure of twenty-five to fifth pounds to the square inch." -Lupton

Early Scuba diving

"The first sensation in descending under water in a suit of armor is the sudden, bursting roar in the…

A sculpter carving the bust of another man.

Sculpter

A sculpter carving the bust of another man.

A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needle woman.

Seamstress

A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needle woman.

A woman makes rope using an early type of machine for spinning rope yarn.

Spinning Rope Yarn

A woman makes rope using an early type of machine for spinning rope yarn.

Dressing slates.

Splitting slates

Dressing slates.

Splitting slates.

Squaring slates

Splitting slates.

One whose occupation is to cut or hew stones.

Stone-cutter

One whose occupation is to cut or hew stones.

A team of surveyors in the country.

Surveying

A team of surveyors in the country.

Workers tinkering new goods.

Tinkering

Workers tinkering new goods.

Men cutting down trees.

Tree-Cutters

Men cutting down trees.

An illustration of a waiter taking an order from a customer looking at a menu.

Waiter and Customer

An illustration of a waiter taking an order from a customer looking at a menu.

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918

Worker with mouthpiece

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918