Thanks to the popularity of shows like „Mad Men“ and „Masters of Sex,“ people love to see what offices looked like back in the day — often through dense clouds of cigarette smoke.
We’ve rounded up vintage photos of what offices used to look like, so we can appreciate how far we’ve come in regards to technology, interior design, and even safety!
Keep scrolling to see what your office might have looked like back in the day.
One of the most glaring differences between offices now and in 1940 is all the smoking — cigarettes were everywhere.
Technically, there are still some states where it’s legal to smoke inside an office — the only federal bans on smoking are on planes or in federal buildings.
However, you’d be hard-pressed to find an office building that allows people to light up at their desk.
And not just cigarettes — pipes were common sights as well. It’s a far cry from the smoke-free offices of 2018, which have designated places outside for people to smoke in.
The popularity of the traditional tobacco pipe has been steadily decreasing since the ’90s — though they’re making a comeback with hipsters.
Before every desk had a computer, there was more space to spread materials out.
This is a far cry from the tech-heavy workplaces of 2018.
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Source: Business insider