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News Boys

In the 19th and 20th centuries, newspaper publishers relied on newspaperboys (“newsies”) to distribute their newspapers on city streets. Created by: PICRYLDated: 1900
New York, New York. Harlem newsboy
In the 19th and 20th centuries, newspaper publishers relied on newspaperboys (“newsies”) to distribute their newspapers on city streets. The newsboys purchased their papers and usually had to sell all of them to make a decent profit. In 1899, with a sudden rise in the cost of newspapers, a contingent of New York City newsies staged a strike against big-time publishers like Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.
1907
1907
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1942
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1942
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[Newsboy on a city street]

[Newsboy on a city street]

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Title devised by Library staff.