These Are The Weirdest Jobs From The 1940s

You thought your job was strange...

When World War Two ended the buildings of Europe and the morality of its people were disseminated.

Like many others around the continent, Britons set to work repairing their cities and their lives. Photographer Walter Nurnberg photographed people getting back to work after six years of war.

Within today's context, the black and white images make some of the 1940s weirdest jobs look incredibly eerie.

Take a look for yourself.

Testing Soap
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Inspecting Match Heads
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Operating On A Dog
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Holding Carbon Electrodes
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Manufacturing Circuit Breakers
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg

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Preparing A Mold For Sand
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Stiffening Sweaters
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Laying Bricks
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Pinning Circuit Wire
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Testing Voltage
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Making Carpets
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Preparing A Telescope Part
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Washing A Chocolate Tank
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Welding
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Making Electrodes
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Testing Voltage
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg
Sheathing Cable
Image: SSPL via Getty Images/Walter Nurnberg

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au