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Just like Roebling’s bridges, these have to be seen with a minimum of discussion.

Therefore I will remain quiet.

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These young people had to pay $15 to $25 for an apprenticeship position.

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This young lady was learning how to repair airplane parts.

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Even the Army Engineers needed apprentices.

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A room aboard the ship Balclutha where the apprentice brass binders worked.

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A very young apprentice cigar roller. I wonder if he worked in Binghamton?

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An apprentice machinist on a lathe.

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These apprentices also had to pay to learn.

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An apprentice seaman.

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An apprentice shoemaker. I think we meet this lad. He worked for the Johnsons.

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An apprentice toolmaker under the Master’s watchful eye for four years.
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The three levels of apprenticeship:




But not all apprenticeships were fun and games:

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