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Capitol Newsies: 1912

Capitol Newsies: 1912

April 11, 1912. Washington, D.C. "Group of newsies selling on Capitol steps. Tony Passaro, 8 yrs. old, 124 Schottes Alley N.E.; Dan Mercurio, 9 yrs. old, a chronic truant, 150 Schottes Alley; said he made 8 cents to-day. Joseph Tucci, 10 years old, 411½ 5th St. N.E.; Peter Pepe, 10 yrs. old, 24 Wonders Court; John Carlino, 11 yrs. old." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

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