Newsie by Lewis Hine (c. 1912)

The photograph named “Newsie” was captured by artist Lewis Hine circa 1912. It presents a black-and-white image of a young boy, presumably a newspaper seller (newsie), walking along a sidewalk. The boy is dressed in worn clothing that appears oversized for his frame, suggesting the tough economic conditions often faced by such children during the early 20th century. The background includes a woman in a long dress, indicative of the fashion of the time, and an out-of-focus structure that might be a park or a building, conveying a sense of the urban environment in which these street workers operated. The contrast between the boy’s youthful demeanor and the adult responsibility he carries is a poignant element of this historical scene.

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