I am unable to read what follows "Painter" in the 1870 federal census record for Patrick Golden of Boston:

screenshot of census record

What is in parentheses after his name? It appears to start with "H".

Here is the full page: Full page of census record


I think the occupation written is:

Painter (House)

Although not capitalized, there are two entries for

Keeps house

in the following few rows that you can use to compare the "ouse" ending to the word.

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