Professions & Trades
see also Shops - Types and Character ... 
see also
Transport menu 
    (eg. cab-related jobs under Road - Cabs)

  Building and Construction
    bricklayers  
    brickmakers
    carpenters and joiners (1) (2) (3)
    navvies (1) (2)
    shipbuilders
  Cleaning, Rubbish Collection and Scavenging
    bin-rakers 
    chimney sweeps
    crossing sweepers
    dustmen
    dust-yard scavengers 
    'early wormers' 
    laundresses and washerwomen (1) (2) (3)
            see also 
            Health and Hygiene - Laundries

    mudlarks and river scavengers
    rag and bottle men
    rag-gatherers, bone-pickers, 
            "pure" collectors (1)
(2)
    sewer-flushers
    sewer-scavengers 
    steppers 
    street-orderlies (1) (2)
    'The Vestry Horse' 
    waste-paper sellers  
    water-cart men (1) (2)
  Clothing
    boot and shoe-makers 
            (1)
(2) (3) (4) (5)
    boot and shoeblacks
   
boot and stay laces, sellers of
    brace-makers 
    'Cheap and Slop Shoe Trade'
    conditions in shops
    drapers / linendrapers
    a drapery tallyman 
    dressmakers
    fur-pullers 
    hair sellers  
    hare and rabbit skin seller
    milliners 
    necklace makers 
    relining fur muffs and jackets
    second-hand sellers
    sellers of cheap jewellery
    shoemakers 
      tailors and seamstresses
        braces-sewers
        button-holers 
        coat maker
        cloakmakers
        'East End shirt-makers' 
        'East End tailoresses' 

        embroiderers
        factory machinists
        fur liners (1) (2)
        garter-makers
        'Needlewomen' (Punch Jul-Dec 1849)
        'Needlewomen' (Punch Jan-Jun 1850)
        sempstresses 
        shirt collar makers
        shoe-binders
        'slop' clothing makers and sweatshops
                 (1)
(2) (3) (4) (5)
        stay-stitchers (1) (2)
        stockmakers (1) (2)
        tailors (1) (2) (3)
        trousers-hands
        uniform makers (1) (2)
        West End tailoresses 
  Craft and Household
    'bricabrac' sellers
    brush-makers 
    fringes for toilet covers, making of 
        furniture
          bedstead-makers
          cabinet makers
          chair-menders
          second-hand sellers of furniture
          upholsterers
          upholsteresses 
    garret-masters (1) (2)
    label-printers
    match-box makers 
    pipe-makers 
    sellers of crockery
    sewing sacks and tarpaulins 
    weavers
  Dockers and River Workers
    see also Thames - Docks
     ballast men (1) (2) (3)
     casual labour (1) (2)
     coal-whippers et al. (1) (2) (3)
     deal porters 
     'a dock labourer's history' 

     dock masters
     dock work
     dock messengers (picture)
     lumpers (1) (2)
     raftsmen / raftmen / rafters
     stave porters 
     watermen (river) (1) (2)
  Entertainers
    acrobats and 
            circus performers (1)
 (2) (3) (4)
    actors & performers 
            see
Entertainment - Theatre
    children's entertainers 
    'Ethiopian serenaders' 
    exhibitors of 'Happy Families' 
    street entertainers
    street musicians (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
   
         (8 - 'St. Cecilia's Day')
    street musicians - brass
    street organ-grinders (1) (2)  
             (3 - from ILN, 1846)
(4)
    street singers (1) (2)
  Factory and Workshop Manufacture
    artificial flowers
    factory-girls (1) (2) 
    factory machinists
    glass
    gutta percha
    life of an apprentice mechanic/artisan
    looking-glass and picture-frame makers 
    manure
    matches
    needles
    sawyers 
    tobacco 
    trotter-scrapers 
    watchmakers 
  Financial and Money
    bankers
    company promoters
    money-lenders
    pawnbrokers 
    rent collector
    stock-brokers
    tallymen (1) (2) (3)
  Food and Drink
    see also Food and Drink
    animal food sellers
    bakers
    barmaids
   
bird food sellers (1) (2)
    brewers (1) (2) (3)
    'bummarees'
    butchers 
    butchers' boys 
    coffee-stall keepers
    costermongers (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
    costermongers as fish-sellers (1) (2) (3) (4)
    costermongers as flower sellers 
    costermongers selling fruit and vegetables
    cough-drop sellers
    dairy produce, street sellers of 
   
draymen (1) (2)
   
duck-weed, a seller of (duck food)
    fish-curers (1) (2)
    fruit-stall keepers
    'general dealers'
    greengrocers 
    ice-cream sellers
    ice harvesters and dealers (1) (2)
    ice, street sellers of
    milkmen (1) (2) 
    milkwomen
    muffin and crumpet sellers 
    mushroom hunters
    orange-girls
    piemen
    potmen 
   
poultry, sellers of
   
poultry and game, street sellers of
    sellers from street stalls
    sheeps trotters, sellers of
    shell-fish, street sellers of
    sugar bakers     
    street sellers of 'eatables' 
    street sellers of water-cresses (1) (2) (3) 
            (4) (5) (6)
    waiters
    waitresses 
  Government and Officialdom
    Beadles
    'Government Offices'
    prison matrons
    Registrars
    School Board Visitors
    workhouse matrons
  Journalists
     penny-a-liners (1) (2)
     the sub-editor (1) (2)
  Legal Profession
     see also Clerks
    barristers (1) (2) (3) (4)
    'the lawyer'
    judges
  Medical and Health-related
    for Quacks, see Health
    chemists, dispensing (1)
(2)
    disinfectors
    doctors
    a dog doctor 
    midwives
    nurses
    opticians
    wet nurses
  Military and Naval
      Sailors
       Green's Home 
       in the East End 
       Missions to Seamen 
       'My Sea-Going Folks' 
       Sailors, 1840s (photograph)
       Sailors, 1850s (cartoon)
       Sailors' Home
       Seamen's Christian Friendly Society 
       Thames Church Mission 
       training ships
       treatment whilst on shore (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
     Soldiers
       'Drawing Room Parade at Albany Barracks'
       Guardsmen
       list of barracks
       'Recruiting Sergeants at Westminster'
       uniforms and clothing allowance
       Yeomen of the Guard
  Numbers in different trades
  Professional Bodies / Societies
       see Education - Professional/Technical
       see also Organisations - Scientific Societies
  Servants
    accommodation
    'A Perfect Servant' 
    beer, provision of
    butler 
    chambermaids
    character (references)
    charwomen
    clothing 
    'coachman, groom, and stable boy'
    cooks
    country house, servants in a 
    dairy-maids
    'The Domestic Servant'
    'Domestic Servants and their Duties'
    emigration for servants
    fear of disease 
    'female servants' 
    followers
    food and servants 
    footman (1) (2) (3)
    foreign servants 
    'the General Servant'
    gossiping servants
    governess
    hiring, see registry-offices, below
    hiring cheap servants
    house-keepers
    housemaids / maid-of-all-work
    ladies'-maids (1) (2) (3)
    laundry maids (1) (2)
    letters from servants
    monthly nurses
    names 
    nurses and nursery-maids (1) (2) (3)
    pages
    parlourmaids
    pro forma letters relating to service
    registry-offices for servants (1) (2)
    relationship with employer
    right to sell scraps
    sacked servants 
    'Servantgalism' (1) (2)
    'Servants vs. Mistresses'
    'slaveys'
    'strikers' 
    uniform 
    valet 
    wages
    wet-nurses 
    working hours
  Service Industry / General (excluding Servants)
    almanacks and diaries, sellers of
   
animals, sellers of 
    artificial flowers sellers
   
artists' models
    auctioneers
    ballad sellers (1) (2)
    ballet-girls (1) (2)
    barbers
    beauticians
    birds, sellers of (1) (2) (3) (4)
    blacking, sellers of
    book-binders 
    booksellers 
    cab-men and cab-masters 
            see
Transport - Road - Cabs

    callers
    carmen
    carriers (road haulage) 
    cat's meat men (1) (2) (3)
           (4) [from 'London Town' 1883]
    child minders 
    clerks (1) (2) (3) (4)  
    coal-heavers and coal merchants (1) (2) (3)
    commissionaires
    cookery instructor
    cotton merchants
    draught-excluders, street sellers of 
    envelope addressers
    estate agents ('house agents')
    firemen
    firewood seller 
    'fisherman'
    flower-girls, sellers of plants, 
            seeds etc (1)
(2) (3)
   
flowers, sellers of
    gamekeepers 
   
gelatine-cards, sellers of  (post-cards)
    general dealers / dealers in sundries
    hairdressers (1) (2) (3)
    hare and rabbit skin buyer
    hawkers in general 
    hawkers and pedlars, 
            police regulation of (1903) 

    holders of horses' heads, minders of animals
    horse auctioneers (1) (2)
    job-masters (1) (2)
   
         see also Transport - Road - Cabs
    knackers / slaughterers
    knocker-up 
    lamplighters 
    librarians
    linkmen
   
lucifers, sellers of  (matches) (1) (2)
    menders
    merchant seamen (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
    messengers 
    newsvenders & news-boys
    omnibus drivers and conductors 
            see
Transport - Road - Omnibuses

    packers
    playing-cards, sellers of
    plumbers
    police see Police and Policing
    porters (1) (2)
    postmen
    printers
    publishers (see also Paternoster Row)
   
race cards, sellers of
    removal men 
    sandwich men
    school-mistresses (elementary)
    shoeblacks
    shop assistants
    sign-painters
   
small pedlars
    a stenographic-card seller
    street patterers (1) (2) 
    street preachers
    'street salesmen' (1) (2) (3)
    street-sellers of 'art-works'
    street-sellers of blacking 
    street-sellers of clocks 
    street stationers (1) (2) (3)
    tape and cotton, sellers of
    telegraphy
    telegraphy, women involved (1)
    tinkers
    toll-men
    toy-makers (1) (2) (3)
   
toys, sellers of penny
    travel agents
    umbrella makers 
    umbrella menders (1) (2) (3)
    the 'wall-worker'
    water-men (cabs)
  Trade Unions
    Clifden House Institute
    negative opinion of strikes (1) (2) (3)
    response to strikes by management
    'A Prosperous Trade Union'
  Trade organisations
  Tradesmen (list from Dickens's Dictionary)