Traces Posted January 12 Share Posted January 12 Traces of Texas reader Sean Forkner graciously sent in this fantastic photo of carpenters planning a floor with old-fashioned hand planes in Austin back in the 1890s. Sean found it while going through some old boxes at the Carpenter's Union Hall. Interesting comments written on the back: "1890, Dick Coon's House, 14th @ West Ave. The First 8 Hour Job in Austin. Carpenter work was day work, $2.50 to $3.00 per day for 8 hours work, which was the prevailing wage for Union men on all 10 hour jobs at the time." Thank you, Sean! This photo is so good I can hardly believe it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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