20 Jobs That No Longer Exist

Don't get your heart set on having one these jobs. They've gone extinct. Pity, too, because being a lector sounds like a sweet gig.

1. Ice cutter

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Also known as an iceman (or woman), these workers would cut and fish out big chunks of ice from lakes or other bodies of water and then store them in an ice house. During the summer months, they might make deliveries or sell ice off a wagon.

Today we don’t have icemen, we have ice makers … and freezers.

Despite the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Revolution, there are still plenty of careers involving manual labor today. Check out: “How Much Construction Workers Are Paid in Every State.”


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