Philadelphia Newsboy, Lewis Hine, 1910 - stock photo
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Philadelphia Newsboy, Lewis Hine, 1910

Entitled: "Simon Mellitto, 314 American Street, age 10, newsboy, income 25 to 75 cents per day. Father a locksmith, making about $12 per week. Has a brother who sells also. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 1910." The position of paperboy occupies a prominent place in many countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Japan. This is because it has long been the first paying job available to young teenagers, often male. It is a low-standing job and therefore has relatively low-pay. As most papers are delivered early in the morning it requires the delivery person to get up early, which can also mean braving cold, dark, and inhospitable conditions. Newspaper industry lore suggests that the first paperboy, hired in 1833, was 10 year-old Barney Flaherty who answered an advertisement in the New York Sun, which read "To the Unemployed a number of steady men can find employment by vending this paper."

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Science Source / LOC/Science Source

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2824 x 4200 pixels

Print Size @ 300 dpi
9 x 14 inches / 24 x 36 cm

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