Al Brown, 1910 Delaware Newsboy

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Al Brown, an 11 year old newsboy in Wilmington Delaware in 1910. He had been selling newspapers for 3 years and worked 7 hours a day. The description of this photo is as follows: Average earnings 50 cents per week. Father merchant tailor, $26 weekly. Selling papers own choice. Earnings not needed at home. [Doesn't] smoke. Visits saloons. Wants money to spend .

This was part of a series of photos that documented newsboys. The series intimated that newsboys were "gangs" that lead dissolute lives.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
in Wilmington, Delaware USA


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