Lewis Hine (1874–1940) - selling newspapers


 Two Newsgirls, Wilmington, Delaware, 1910

Most of the photos are found here: LoC


Two news girls, Wilmington, Delaware, 1910


Have been selling 2 years. Youngest, Yedda Welled, is 11 years old. 
Next, Rebecca Cohen, is 12. Next, Rebecca Kirwin, is 14. 
Hartford, Connecticut, 1909


8 P.M. Harry Laudeman, 13 years old. Has sold papers for 7 years. 
Brother, Morris, 7 years old 46 inches high. Beginning,
Hartford, Conn. Hartford, Connecticut


Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. 
Sells regularly on Grand Avenue. St. Louis, Missouri


Joseph Wench, newsboy, 7 years of age. 
Selling papers 2 years. Average earnings 50 cents per week. 
Visits saloons. Wilmington, Delaware, 1910


Joseph and Rosy, 10 and 8 yrs. old. He sells until evening. 
She is one of 5 or 6 girls who sell (afternoons) in Newark, New Jersey. 
Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1909


Newsboy. Little Fattie. Less than 40 inches high, 6 years old.
Been at it one year. St. Louis, Missouri, 1910


 Newsgirl & Boy Selling around saloon entrances. 
Bowery. New York, New York (State)


Five year old Sam is up at 5:00 A.M. daily to sell papers. 
Beaumont, like most other Texas towns, is overrun 
with boys such as these. Beaumont, Texas


Tony Tomarila [or Tomasula?], 11 Fly St., 8 years old.
This newsie had just gotten his afternoon papers, after school,
and was starting out on his rounds. I found him later in a saloon,
at 10 P.M. Buffalo, New York (State)

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