St. Louis Newsboys Smoking, Lewis Hine, 1910
Entitled: "Pool Room Branch (Chouteau & Manchester). These boys were playing pool and smoking in the pool room while waiting for papers. The smallest boy is 9 years old and sells until 9 P.M. Location: St. Louis, Missouri. May 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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