Strange Victorian Occupations for Women

They were wives, yes. They were mothers.

But Victorian women accomplished a great deal more than marriage and offspring. The most expensive Fabergé Imperial Egg was created by a 25-year-old female employee named Alma Pihl. Ada Lovelace created the world’s first computer program. Of course, Victoria was the Queen of England and Empress of India.

Not all professions were quite so glamorous. A myriad of strange occupations came to be in the Victorian Era. Why, you could even find employment in delivering meat to cats!

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Wake Up!

Strange Professions of the Victorian Era: Before alarm clocks became affordable or reliable, there existed a profession in 1920s Britain and Ireland called the knocker-upper. The knocker-upper’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. 

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