Newsies

Newsies were the primary distributors of newspapers to the general public in the United States from the mid-19th to the early 20th century.

Ruan Milton Martin and Ivan Trezvant Martin, Cocoa, 1895

Ruan Milton Martin and Ivan Trezvant Martin, Cocoa, 1895

Newsies purchased the papers from the publisher and hawked them on the street to passersby. They were not allowed to return unsold papers and worked long hours attempting to sell every last paper. Read more »