Occupation: Carman

Description

Carman is often  spelled cartman.   They were the 17th-century version of liverymen.  His job was to move goods by horse and cart or wagon. Public cartmen were paid by the city for picking up and moving trash, etc.   


For more information on Cartmen please see: Graham Russell Hodges, New York City Cartmen, 1667-1850 (New York, 1986).