Many people like to see how it looked like the offices of employees in the past, and here we have gathered you old classic pictures of the work potential and how it was shaped. After seeing those pictures we will know how lucky we are to live in the era of technology and interior design today.
In our previous article we saw some pictures of how architects worked in their offices before the advent of AutoCAD
Photos: How the places were in the past
One of the most differences between offices now and in 1940 is smoking – cigarettes were everywhere.
Not just cigarettes – the pipe was also abundant.
Before there were computers, there was more space to spread materials and papers.
The idea of open offices seemed a bit different.
Before the e-stock indexes screen appeared on the stock market, employees had to print and distribute news on the index bar.
This secretary seems to be copying a conversation with someone on the phone.
As technology advances, each office is equipped with its own printing machine.
Calculators use these machines, which look like a mixture of computer, typewriter and calculator.
When the typewriters became old, the offices used computers and compartments, which gave people little privacy.
Prior to the e-mail application Slack, some offices were using correspondents to communicate, who were given roller skates to speed up the process.
There was a "tea lady" in the offices that roamed the staff and offered them drinks.
Now, everything is completely digital and is located in cloud services. But for years, all important records had to have physical copies.
Phone booths look old today.
As well as typewriters.
Note the cigarette ashtray, revolving phone and old radio. Far from what your typical office looks like today.