CCrawford sez, "NPR highlights a dozen obsolete occupations that have either been despecialized (typist), obsoleted by tech (switchboard operator), or dead but experiencing a small comeback. Accompanied by some great B&W photos." Shown here: a "Lector" -- someone employed to read left-wing newspapers to cigar-rollers while they worked. The practice may have originated in Cuba. Each piece is also accompanied by some audio of people remniscing about the obsolete trade.
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