The Abacus Salesman

Back before there were jobs for young folks in fast food restaurants, the youth in our ancestral families almost always had to find work to contribute the sustenance of the family.  We’ve all heard the terrible tales of over work, lost education opportunities, and even death and dismemberment of the young folks in hazardous factory jobs.

Not everyone had a one of the more common occupations however.  One enterprising ‘techie’ young man, sold the iPad of his day from the basket strapped to his shoulder as he walked the streets hawking his wares.

The Abacus Salesman

abacus_salesman

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-09-14 08:00:00
The URL for this post is:
http://www.famhist.us/2012/09/14/the-abacus-salesman/
Tags:
avatar

About lineagekeeper

Family history research is a favored avenue of relaxation. It is a Sherlock-like activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time. By leveraging a lifetime involvement in technology, my research efforts have resulted in terabytes of ancestral data, earning me the moniker of Lineagekeeper. And yes - We are all related to Royalty.