Sunday, October 13, 2013

Newboys, 1915

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.

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