1910s

Los Angeles Newsies – Photographer: Lewis W. Hine

Newsies

A startling collection of photographs depicting Los Angeles newsies, c. 1915. The photographer was Lewis W. Hine, who used these photos to advocate for child labor laws.

 

Above photo: A nine-year-old newsie, described as the “boss fighter of 5th Street.” He is photographed near Los Angeles’ Southern Pacific Railroad Depot.  (LOC)

 

 

 

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Here is the same Los Angeles newsie with his seven-year-old brother “Red” (left). (LOC)

 

 

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A young girl sells newspapers. She also offers a guided tour of downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

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A six-year-old on the job in downtown Los Angeles. The photographer, Lewis W. Hine, stated that the man buying the newspaper was drunk at the time. (LOC)

 

 

 

 

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