The NewsBoys

Thursday, February 6, 2020

These are my news kids, drawn a few years ago. Newsboys worked hard for a very small living in all kinds of weather. They went home and gave their pay to their families for the most part. Many of them, well under 12, smoked cigarettes they found on the street. I don't know if there were newsgirls, I rather doubt there were as it was not really a good job for a little girl in those days but I included one anyway. They are cartoonish and meant to be and they are identical because to many the 'newsies', as they were called, were anonymous. I wanted to reflect that.

1 comment:

  1. You call this artwork "cartoonish" , and yet each child has a character of their own . Brava !