December 19th, 1896: Maria Delisso, an Italian girl 14 years old, was sent to the House of Refuge on a charge of having been a disobedient and vicious child.

December 19th, 1896: Maria Delisso, an Italian girl 14 years old, was sent to the House of Refuge on a charge of having been a disobedient and vicious child.

Newsgirl & Boy Selling around saloon entrances. Bowery. Location: New York, New York Date Created/Published: 1910 July.

Newsgirl & Boy Selling around saloon entrances. Bowery. Location: New York, New York Date Created/Published: 1910 July.

Louis Birch. Newsboy, 12 years of age. Just started selling. Made 10 cents one day. Father dead. While not under any compulsion to sell papers, Louis, of his own accord, took it up in order to help support his widowed mother. Louis is a brother of Stanley Birch, whose full history is contained in the general report. Louis stays out until 12:30 every night and goes with his brother, Stanley, who is a messenger, on all calls because Stanley is afraid to be out on the street alone at night…

Louis Birch. Newsboy, 12 years of age. Just started selling. Made 10 cents one day. Father dead. While not under any compulsion to sell papers, Louis, of his own accord, took it up in order to help support his widowed mother. Louis is a brother of Stanley Birch, whose full history is contained in the general report. Louis stays out until 12:30 every night and goes with his brother, Stanley, who is a messenger, on all calls because Stanley is afraid to be out on the street alone at night…

A typical "Heavy Man." Old newspaper boy 25 yrs. on streets. St. Louis, MO, 1910. Library of Congress.

A typical "Heavy Man." Old newspaper boy 25 yrs. on streets. St. Louis, MO, 1910. Library of Congress.

Head-and-shoulders portrait of an African American man in military uniform --- Back of photo - "Yours Truly, Henry Stewart"

Head-and-shoulders portrait of an African American man in military uniform --- Back of photo - "Yours Truly, Henry Stewart"

August 1908. "A Glass Works Boy waiting for the Night Shift. Indiana Glass Works." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

August 1908. "A Glass Works Boy waiting for the Night Shift. Indiana Glass Works." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

providence city hall photos | Irene Cohen, ten-year-old newsgirl, Providence, RI., 1912

providence city hall photos | Irene Cohen, ten-year-old newsgirl, Providence, RI., 1912

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