We all complain about our jobs sometimes, no matter what it is. It’s only natural to complain about your job from time to time – but after seeing some of these obsolete jobs, you’ll be thankful for yours. From milkmen to radio actors, professional rat-catchers, and even soda jerks, these strange jobs no longer exist, and we’re having a hard time believing they were popular at one time.
Icemen (and women)
Back in the 1800s, two centuries before Frozen came to theaters, Iceman was a real profession. Also known as ice-cutters, as the name suggests, their job was to cut ice. You might be surprised to hear they despite the spirit of the time, and the physical work this occupation entailed, you could also find ice girls.
The Icemen didn’t just cut ice, but they would also produce, deliver, and sell ice. Basically, they were in charge of all your ice needs. If you’re a Disney fan, you might be familiar with this obsolete occupation from the hit animated film Frozen (and its sequel), where Kristoff learns the profession.