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December 12, 2020

26 Amazing Photos Capture People in the Offices in the Early 20th Century

American engineer Frederick Taylor is credited with being one of the first people to design a modern office. His primary focus was efficiency, and his office spaces were designed to maximize productivity.

In the 1920s, many American and modern European companies, including insurance agents, mail-order firms and government agencies, adopted Taylor’s office design principles.

In these offices the majority of employees worked together in an open-plan space, each sitting at their own forward-facing desk, while bosses looked on from their own private offices.

Here below is a collection of amazing photos that shows people in the offices from between the 1900s and 1920s.


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