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The Online Genealogist: What was a paperer in 1874 NYC.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  I was looking at a City directory for New York City in 1874.  What is the occupation of a "paperer"?

 

Answer: It is probably the old occupation of sticking sewing needles into a paper or a card.  However I have also seen it referred to as another name for a paperhanger.

 

Posted by David Lambert at 08/02/2012 11:54:31 PM | 


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