Newsgirls, 1909, Hartford

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From Shorpy. For some reason this one breaks my heart more than the standard Lewis Hines newsboys pictures. Call me sexist. 

March 1909. Hartford, Conn. “Newsgirls waiting for papers. Largest girl, Alice Goldman, has been selling for 4 years. Newsdealer says she uses viler language than the newsboys do. Bessie Goldman and Bessie Brownstein are 9 years old and have been selling about one year. All sell until 7 or 7:30 p.m.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.