03 December 2013

News Delivery Photo Addendum

Following last Friday’s blog post, Good and Bad News, and the response to the older photographs in the Women’s Suffrage Photo Addendum, I thought you might be interested in older photographs of newsies (newsboys and newsgirls) and messenger boys.

Although I’ve tweaked the photographs a bit for this photo addendum, they’re all from Lot 7480 of the Library of Congress (www.loc.gov/pictures), where they’re credited to Lewis Wickes Hine.


2 AM, Papers just out. Boys starting out on
morning round, Journal Building near Brooklyn
Bridge, NY, N.Y., 1908. (LC-DIG-nclc 03168)
Waiting for the signal. Newsboys starting out with
baseball extra, 5 PM, Times Star Office, Cincinnati,
Ohio, 1908. (LC-DIG-nclc-03201)
Girl and boys selling papers, Wilmington,
Del., 1910. (LC-DIG-nclc-03612)
Coming through the alley. The smallest girl has
been selling newspapers for 2 years. Hartford,
Conn., 1909. (LC-DIG-nclc-03235)
5 year old Francis sells newspapers regularly on Grand
Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., 1910. (LC-DIG-nclc-03495)
Sonny and Pete, newsboys; one is six years old. They began
at 6:00 AM. San Antonio, Tex., 1913. (LC-DIG-nclc-03877)
American District Telegraph Co. messengers,
Indianapolis, Ind., 1908 (LC-DIG-nclc-03220)

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