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Posted by Laurie Frost on September 7, 2009


You could be an aerial photographer. [LC-USZ62-61731]

You could be a hanging judge.


“Judge Roy Bean, the `Law West of the Pecos,’ holding court at the old town of Langtry, Texas in 1900, trying a horse thief. This building was courthouse and saloon. No other peace officers in the locality at that time.” [National Archives 111-SC-93343]

Or an explosives expert:


Bushnell’s TURTLE used to place explosives to British ships in 1776.
Image ID: nur09503, Voyage To Inner Space – Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: OAR/National Undersea Research Program

Have you considered bathing beach policeman?


“Col. Sherrell, Supt. of Public Buildings and Grounds, has issued an order that bathing suits at the Wash[ington] bathing beach must not be over six inches above the knee…Bill Norton the bathing beach policeman measuring distance between knee and bathing suit on woman.” 1922. LC-USZ62-99824

Assembling ordnance shells?


[National Archives ARC Identifier 292129]

Why not a bike-chute aeronaut?



Whatever. Happy Labor Day.

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