Friday, May 11, 2012

Lewis Hine - Newsies, ctd

This is my final set of Lewis Hine's photos of newsies. It still only a small fraction of the ones he took.

 Newsies at Skeeter's Branch. They were all smoking. St. Louis, Missouri, 1910

 Newsies in cellar-room of a paper office in alley back of Main Street, waiting for evening papers, 4 PM. Conditions here vile. Rochester, New York, 1910
[Note the obscene graffiti on the wall.]

 Richard Green (with hat), 5 year old newsie.  Many of these little newsboys here. 
Richmond, Virginia, 1911

 Six year old Tony gets up at 5 AM daily to sell newspapers. He is a regular beggar. 
"P-l-e-a-s-e buy me papers." Beaumont, Texas, 1913

 Small Hartford newsboys. Some are 7 and 8 years old. Many more as small. 
Hartford, Connecticut, 1909

Some of Newark's small newsboys. Newark, New Jersey, 1909
[Love the little mobster, short kid 4th from right in the front.]

 Two 7 year old Nashville newsies, profane and smart, selling Sunday. 
Nashville, Tennessee, 1910

 Two news girls, Wilmington, Delaware, 1910

Two six-year old newsboys, Odell McDuffy and Sam Stillman. There are many other of six and seven years selling here. Dallas, Texas, 1913

 Waiting For The Signal. Newsboys, starting out with baseball extra. 5 PM, Times Star Office. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1908

Waiting for the "Forwards" - Jewish paper - at 1 am. New York, New York, 1913

1 comment:

  1. Love these classic photos. They were all so hard working & stylish then. Times of class & character. Thanks for sharing.