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May 1910. St Louis, Missouri. "Where the money goes to. Bach branch office usually has a candy counter. 4020 Manchester Street." One in a series of photos by Lewis Hine showing the "frivolous" uses to which newsies put their earnings -- money spent on candy, ice cream, the nickelodeon, etc. View full size.