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)
Here is the same Los Angeles newsie with his seven-year-old brother “Red” (left). (LOC)
A young girl sells newspapers. She also offers a guided tour of downtown Los Angeles.
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)