Today's picture is from 1903, and shows a shoemaker in his shop. He is inspecting a little girl's shoe, possibly for repair.
This picture really shows how much things have changed in the last hundred years. First, he actually makes things . . . shoes. Secondly, people actually had things repaired, instead of throwing them away. Third, look at the sign behind him, "Terms; Strictly Cash". Wow, people actually saved their money, and paid real money for a real product or service, locally produced.