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[High school route boys. Adolescents. Some in back row have been newsboys for seven, eight and nine years.]  Location: New Haven, Connecticut.

[High school route boys. Adolescents. Some in back row have been newsboys for seven, eight and nine years.] Location: New Haven, Connecticut.

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Summary

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.

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Date

01/01/1909
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Contributors

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
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Location

West Haven41.27065, -72.94705
Google Map of 41.2706527, -72.9470471
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

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