Lewis Hine captures a bustling scene at the corner of 10th and Cass Street, St. Louis, in 1910 where newspaper boys gather in front of their News Press. Adjacent to the press, a saloon adorned with hand-painted beer signs adds a touch of character to the scene.
Hine had a keen eye for detail and an ability to capture evocative images. His photos serve as stark reminders of the hardships faced by countless children during an era when child labor laws were nonexistent or insufficient.
The photograph paints a vivid picture of daily life in 1910. The young newspaper boys hold bundles of papers, ready to hit the streets and deliver the latest news to the city.
Amidst the newspaper boys, older men stand in the doorway, observing the activity.
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