Newsboys' Strike: 120th Anniversary - Day 5

Newsboys and newsgirl. Getting afternoon papers.
New York City, 1910.
Lewis Hine, photographer
wikimediacommons

Until I started putting together this project, I'd completely forgotten that I'd ever written Newsies fan-fiction. But I found it! I haven't read through it yet, but I'm pretty sure it's bad. I have to say that writing fan-fiction is some of the most fun you can have as a writer. You take well-loved characters our for a spin and put them into all sorts of crazy situations. You can't ever publish that kind of work, but it's a great writing exercise. I got some awesome practice for future writing by writing Newsies, Lord of the Ring, and Harry Potter fan-fiction.

I'd say the best part is making new characters to interact with the main ones and coming up with names to fit the genre. And Newsies names are some of the most awesome to come up with. My name was Knickerbockers or "Knicks" for short (and my ambition was to try a knockwurst before I died. Still haven't managed that one yet, and I lived in New York for a year!). My cousin's name was Dodger, and it's been so long I can't remember all the names of the Newsies fans I met online. Oh yes, there was an online chat group following or something. And we all loved to type in New York accents. I'm telling you, it's a skill, people! haha!

This leads me to today's articles. They are fraught with all kinds of amazing newsboy street names and lots of juicy accents as we've seen in the previous articles. And there are a lot of articles at this point in the strike. We're heading into the infamous "Newsboys Meeting" at Irving Hall that Disney capitalizes on. The real event sounds just as raucous an affair as they allude to in the movie.

Without further ado - July 25, 1899.

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NEW YORK HERALD

New York Daily Herald
25 July 1899 part 1

New York Daily Herald
25 July 1899
part 2

NEW YORK TRIBUNE

New York Tribune
25 July 1899
part 1

New York Tribune
25 July 1899
part 2

New York Tribune
25 July 1899
part 3
The strike is really spreading!
New York Tribune
25 July 1899
part 4

New York Tribune
25 July 1899
part 5


NEW YORK TIMES


New York Times
25 July 1899
part 1

New York Times
25 July 1899
part 2

New York Times
25 July 1899
part 3

New York Times
25 July 1899
part 4

New York Times
25 July 1899
part 5

New York Times
25 July 1899
part 6


 NEW YORK SUN

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 1

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 2

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 3
New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 4

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 5
New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 6

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 7

New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 8
New York Sun
25 July 1899
part 9

Join me tomorrow for some more newsboys strike headlines!

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