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St Louis, Mo. Truants selling papers at Jefferson & Washington. 11 a.m. Monday May 9, 1910. Smallest boy is Marvin Adams, 2637 Washington Avenue. Said he got his papers "off'n de other feller." Other boy is Owen McCormack, 2651 Washington Avenue. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.