This blog is about Los Angeles' unique history reflected in the buildings, parks, and public spaces of the city and county.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Ah, the good old days. When the poor sent their children out barefoot to sell newspapers on street corners, instead of coddling the little leeches . . .
This picture is from Shorpy, and was taken in Los Angeles. Here's the caption: May 1915. "Nine-year-old newsie and his 7-year-old brother 'Red.' Tough specimen of Los Angeles newsboys." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.