Von Kaffeeriechern, Abtrittanbietern und Fischbeinreissern
Published by C. Bertelsmann/Random House
Idea & Concept, Cover page, Illustrations
Of Coffee-smellers, Privy-providers and Whalebone-Rippers – Professions from past days
An extremely humourous and entertaining history of work. You might have heard of wet nurses, quack doctors and charcoal burners. But do you have any idea what kind of profession sandmen, con men or Turkish men sought? With sheer detective skill Michaela Vieser and Irmela Schautz have tracked extinct professions and have illuminated their background stories. So for example the coffee nose played an important part in the Prussian tax system. He would snoop for smuggled coffee in houses. Maybe not your dream job but highly interesting nonetheless.