Newsboys' Strike: 120th Anniversary - Day 12

Group of newsies selling in front of South Street Station.
4 of them said they were 11 years old. Saw no badges in evidence. 1917
Lewis Hine - photographer
wikimediacommons

I love this photograph of these newsboys. They look cold and yet so many of them are still smiling for the photographer, Lewis Hine. You might have noticed that most of my images have come from Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons contains a wealth of photographs in the public domain that tell so many countless stories. If you go to commons.wikimedia.org and search for "newsboys" you will find dozens upon dozens of amazing photographs! I've had a lot of fun browsing through some of them and at the same time felt very somber seeing the conditions that those children worked in. Americans owe a lot to the tireless work of Mr. Hine and the willing young subjects of his camera.

Today's articles for Tuesday, August 1, 1899 are very few. It's not looking good for the newsboys in NYC if the headlines are anything to go by. There's still some successful happenings for newsboys living in other places though.


NEW YORK SUN


New York Sun
1 Aug 1899



NEW YORK TIMES

New York Times
1 Aug 1899
part 1

New York Times
1 Aug 1899
part 2



NEW YORK TRIBUNE

New York Tribune
1 Aug 1899
part 1


New York Tribune
1 Aug 1899
part 2

Tomorrow, it all ends... Did Disney tell us the truth? Did the newsies win or not?? Find out tomorrow!

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