This office worker with his white collar and tie represented a growing proportion of the urban workforce during the 20th century. They did not earn as much money or have the prestige of the high professions, but as sedentary desk workers they received higher prestige and pay than most manual workers.
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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539, A74407
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