- Look closely at the photo. What job did these young boys have? What makes you say that?
- Boys who sold newspapers in cities were called newsies. Each morning they would buy newspapers to sell. They were not employees of a company, but bought the newspapers with their own money making it very important that they sold all of their papers each day. What are the benefits of not being an employee? What are the drawbacks?
- Compare this photo to the photo of the breaker boys. What do you notice about the working conditions for young boys in the early 1900s? Is this a positive or negative outcome of industrialization? Why?
Hines, Lewis, W., "Hartford, Conn. 6 A.M. Sunday...," 7 March 1909. Courtesy of Library of Congress