Newsboy of the day — Little Fattie

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Yes, Newspapers used to send little kids out into the streets to hawk their rags.

This image of six-year-old “Little Fattie” is from May 10, 1910. He apparently told the photographer that he had been selling on the streets of St. Louis, Mo., for a year previous to this photo.

Can you imagine letting kids do that today? Most big city newspapers do not even hire kids to be carriers any more.

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