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Ann Bain runs a calligraphy business from her home in Carlisle. One of her specialities is Quaker-style marriage certificates featuring intricate lettering and classic watercolor scenes. Decorative writing dates back thousands of years, but Western calligraphy traditions took root in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D.

This story was originally published in CityBeat, you can visit their site to read the story, too.

Keeping your money right is harder now than it’s been for over half a century. In these tough economic times, people are always on the look out for new, innovative ways to make a living. But there are some among us who have decided to stop looking on Craigslist and instead find careers in the past.

Either by choice or by chance, these Cincinnatians are leading successful careers in jobs that even our Depression-era grandparents would have thought were old-timey. In the age of the digital revolution and constant market flux, it’s reassuring to know that some jobs endure and remain fun, fulfilling and creative.

These are also the faces of those who took a different route, carving out their own niche in the world. In these professions, the downsizing took place years and, in some cases, centuries ago.