Lundy Brewington, Norfolk VA – elevator conductor, circa 1910.
R. Henry McNeely, Statesville NC – porter, Polk-Gray Drug Company, 1920s.
William McNeely, New York NY – elevator operator, circa 1930.
Jimmie Reaves, Greenville NC – deliveryman for department store, circa 1930; department store maintenance man, circa 1940.
Bertha Reaves, Greenville NC – department store “elevator girl,” circa 1940.
Bessie Henderson Smith, Wilson NC – “elevator girl,” circa 1940.
The thirteenth in an occasional series exploring the ways in which my kinfolk made their livings in the 19th and early 20th centuries.