10 Vintage Photos of the Great American Worker

The newsboy or paperboy was a common sight on the street corners of every major American city throughout the early to mid twentieth century. This photograph from 1940 shows a rather drenched boy on the streets of Iowa City. The first paperboy was considered to be a ten year old called Irish-American called Barney Flaherty who was hired in New York City on September 4, 1833, by Benjamin Day, the publisher of the New York Sun.

 

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