Looking Into the Past: Newsie, Willard Hotel, Washington, DC
Well, the landscape looks similar in this view, but thank goodness times have changed. This kid is 9 years old!
Caption of original image, taken by Lewis Hine:
Israel April, 314 I St., S.W., Washington, D.C. "I serves the President". 9 yr. old news boy 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.
Original image taken on April 14, 1912, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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