L.. Seizwater, Jacob Cross, Sol Feltman 1900

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L. Seizwater, 333 Christian St., age 13, sold newspapers in the subway. He worked from 2p to 11p on weekdays , Saturdays and Sundays from 9a to 2a. For all of this, he earned 25 cents a day.

Jacob Cross, 1404 S. 8th St., age 15, was also a newsboy. He sold papers from 3p to midnight daily. Saturdays, he worked all night.

Sol Feltman, 2442 S. Marshall St., age 10 sold papers in the subway from 4p to 10p and Saturdays from 4p to midnight.

Other boy unknown.

The Juvenile Protective Association called these boys "the typical night newsie of Philadelphia, having all their vices and ways and a class degenerating to low criminality."

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine
at Subway, Philadelphia, PA USA


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