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San Antonio newsboys need supervision. Here are three brothers - Sasser family, 729 Porter Street. The youngest one is five years old and makes 30 cents a day. Lawrence is seven years old but "he spends all he earns" his brother says. Boyce [?], makes 75 cents a day, and has a hard time keeping the others at work. Boyce is ten years old. They all start out at 6:00 A.M. and sell until 9:00 and 10:00 P.M. nearly every day except Sunday. I found them selling after ten P.M. Boyce said "We don't go to school; got to sell papers. Father is sick." Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.).

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
  • Photographic prints.
  • 1 photographic print.
  • Title from NCLC caption card.
  • Attribution to Hine based on provenance.
  • In album: Street trades.
  • Hine no. 3567.


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