"Butcher, Baker, and Stogiemaker"
Student Activity Sheet
During the last part of the 19th century, the social workers at
the Hiram House Settlement, surveyed the neighborhood served by
the settlement, in order to obtain information about the jobs
held by the residents. Social workers and volunteers canvassed
the neighborhood, visiting each house and tenement, and recording
the names of the residents and their occupations. This information
was complied in lists by street. These lists have been preserved
so that people today are able to learn what the area was like
during this time.
You have been given samples of these lists. Use the information
on the list to answer the questions below.
- This information was gathered from a list for ___________________________
- _______________ number of dwellings were surveyed on this
- ______________people were surveyed.
- There are ______________ (number) different occupations on
- ____________(number) of these occupations are services.
- ____________(number) of these occupations involve specialized
- ____________(number ) of these occupations involve making
a type of clothing.
There are ______dressmakers/seamstresses.
There are ______tailors.
There are ______milliners/hat makers
There are ______ shoemakers.
- There are _______peddlers. What do you think a peddler did?
- How many people have jobs in the building trades?
Give an example.
- How many of the residents were clerks or salesmen?
- Which occupations no longer exist? Why?
- Which occupation did you feel was the most unusual? Why?