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Judges Avert Probe: 1913

Judges Avert Probe: 1913

"Newsboy, 1913. No caption card found. Date based on captions for neighboring numbers. 'Pittsburg' may be in text at top of newspaper on ground, but neighboring newsboy photos taken in New York. Headline appears to be 'Judges Avert Probe and Save Blakeley'." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

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Czapka

The word in Polish for a hat like the boy is wearing, which I once heard an old man call it, in reference to a similar hat I bought in Russia. When I search for what that type of headwear is called, I find, not surprisingly, newsboy cap.

William A. Blakeley

was District Attorney in Pittsburgh. In an unusual case in 1913, his office was accused of negligence by a retiring grand jury. From the Pittsburgh Press, Jan. 23, 1913:

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