Here you find images on the world of work in the past, taken from various books and collections. You may look for a particular images, by typing in the name an occupational title or the name of the maker, or by making a selection and browse through it. For each image, information is available on the title of the occupation, the image and its source, as well as the maker and the date of creation. The occupational group the title falls under is listed as well, as is the gender of the person(s) on the image. More information, such as on the medium, is available by clicking on the image. Via a few clicks you will find images of related occupations. You can also see for which (related) images we have short iconographical essays, describing the image.
See also the sections under Bibliography and Links for additional information.
The collection of images, and iconographical essays, is continuously growing and you may help us by sending one.
Copyrights and acknowledgements
The source of an image or of an accompanying iconographical essay is indicated on the relevant page. If you use it, you should acknowledge sources and authors, and we ask you to refer to this website.