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Obsolete Occupations of the Netherlands© Cor Snabel
Porter (kruier)In general the Dutch “kruier” was a man, who transported all kinds of goods in his wheelbarrow from market to store or vice versa. We knew apple porters, fish porters, butter porters, mussel porters and many more. They were all alike, strong men with the “zeel” (leather carrying strap) over their shoulders, which was attached to the handles of the wheelbarrow.
But the Amsterdam porter was something else. His job was comprehensive, moving furniture with his wheelbarrow was not the only thing he did. He was a jack-of-all-trades. He could be hired to run errands, like tickets for the theater or just some forgotten articles in the shop. Beating the carpet or polishing shoes? It was the porter’s job. Or he was, like a postillon d’amour, hired to deliver letters, the ones mom and dad were not allowed to see. He had to be discreet, escorting the ladies while shopping and carrying their goods. Even baby-sitting and escorting the ladies to the theatre was not strange for him to do. He knew everybody in the neighborhood and all the right addresses for anything.
>Choose from the following ancient occupations
Seat Caretaker |
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Baker | Beachcomber | Beguine | Candlemaker | Dumpman | Executioner | Fanmaker | Fireman | Gravedigger | Innkeeper | Laundrywoman | Nightwatch | Peddlar | Porter | Seat Caretaker | Ship Shanghai | Soapmaker | Streetpaver | Tolltaker | Pharmacist
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