Ship list 1892 - deciphering the Occupation

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Ship list 1892 - deciphering the Occupation

Postby stfrancis » 08 Dec 2015, 01:52

Trying to decipher the "Calling" or Occupation on the following ship list, 1892, very top, Rosa Balsamo, no.. 368, in the calling column, it looks like dum-"drumaker"....but to me this makes no sense, it seems many of the women have this written....

I was thinking maybe, dollmaker, dressmaker...but these dont make sense either...


any ideas would be appreciated, thank you
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Re: Ship list 1892 - deciphering the Occupation

Postby TerraLavoro » 08 Dec 2015, 04:20

Looks to me like "dressmaker".
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Re: Ship list 1892 - deciphering the Occupation

Postby James » 10 Dec 2015, 08:52

TerraLavoro wrote:Looks to me like "dressmaker".


I agree with dressmaker as well.. Is there a reason you did't think this made sense?
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Re: Ship list 1892 - deciphering the Occupation

Postby stfrancis » 10 Dec 2015, 23:58

thank you both,

actually it does make sense now that I look at it, only the other 2 dont make sense
I just didnt see the writing, at first, in the way you do, and I didnt think the occupation description would be so specific...

so dressmaker it is! thanks again


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