Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine via Library of Congress
In the last ten years, Joe Manning, profiled here on LightBox, has tracked down the life stories of more than 350 child laborers in Lewis Hine’s documentary photography for the National Child Labor Committee.
Pictured: Raymond Klose (middle), newsboy, 13 years old, St. Louis, Missouri, 1910.
"11:00 A.M. Monday, May 9th, 1910. Newsies at Skeeter’s Branch, Jefferson near Franklin. They were all smoking." —Hine’s original caption
“He was fun, a very funny guy. He always liked to act silly around his nieces and nephews. He had the show dogs, and that was interesting to hear about. He always had at least one at home. They were always Airedales.” —Niece of Raymond Klose