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Industries That Date Back Centuries

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Industries That Date Back Centuries

Once upon a time people toiled in trades. They used their hands to craft useful and decorative objects from scratch from materials that lasted for lifetimes. The world was slower then; instant messaging, call centers, and plastic didn't yet exist. But with the rise of industrialization, most industries that relied on highly skilled tradespeople have vanished. Flip through this slide show for snapshots of 20 industries dating back centuries that have managed to survive.