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Israel April, 314 I St., S.W., Washington, D.C. "I serves the President". 9 yr. old newsboy with no badge selling near Willard Hotel, Sunday P.M.,4/14/12. Been selling for several years. I found him selling after midnight April 17th and 18th. Quite a pugnacious little chap. He and his brother are said to have a large clientele among ambassadors and senators.  Location: Washington (D.C.), District of Columbia.

Israel April, 314 I St., S.W., Washington, D.C. "I serves the President". 9 yr. old newsboy with no badge selling near Willard Hotel, Sunday P.M.,4/14/12. Been selling for several years. I found him selling after midnight April 17th and 18th. Quite a pugnacious little chap. He and his brother are said to have a large clientele among ambassadors and senators. Location: Washington (D.C.), District of Columbia.

 
 
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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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01/01/1912
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Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
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Library of Congress
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