Great jobs of the 1950s that no longer exist

This heartwarming tribute to jobs of the past remembers five of the best-known professions of the 1950s.

In the 1940s and 1950s, there were many jobs that provided essential services to the greater society. In this touching tribute, five of those professions are highlighted.

There is the local telephone operator, connecting callers with friends and family throughout the city with her complex switchboard operating system.

Or the typist, hard at work typing memos and sheets to the familiar clack of the manual typewriter. And nobody can forget the milkman, an icon of the 1950s, showing up with those classic glass bottles.

There was the soda jerk at the local fountain, making the best root beer floats in town. And when you needed a telegram delivered fast, you counted on the boys from Western Union to get the job done.

These vintage jobs may be gone now, but the fond memories they have created will live on – thanks to heartwarming compilations like this.

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Great jobs of the 1950s that no longer exist