Missouri Historic photos, documents, and people

August, 1916

12-year old boy carrying heavy crate of tomatoes on farm of W.T. Hill. He has been earning $1.25 a day steady all Summer. Location: Cabool, Missouri / Lewis

October, 1910

Three Boys Shoveling Zinc Ore from Car Into Wagon, Near Big Bonanza Mine, Aurora, Mo. Youngest boy is Robert Nichols, next larger is Hobart Crawford. They both go to school and work on Saturdays. The o

October, 1910

Two of the Boys Working in Phoenix American Cob Pipe Factory, Washington, Mo. Smallest boy is Joe Krummel. See sign, "Wanted--Men and Boys." Around corner was a sign, "Girls Wanted." Couldn't get any p

May, 1910

The boy with bags nicknamed Turk said he was going to Texas soon. The investigator found him recently with $1.75 he had just won at craps. N. Broadway and De Soto Sts.,. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

May, 1910

Johnnie Merkle 6 years old newsie. Home of Johnnie, 5110 N. Broadway. He is a regular newsie 6 years old. Father owns this house and butchers shop. Johnnie's brother owns and runs a nickelodeon. Locat

May, 1910

Meyer Slein (12 years old) his brother Abe (10 years old) who has just returned from Industrial School (Reform School). Another brother is in the School. Show effects of street life and are Juvenile Co

May, 1910

1353 ----- A Pool Room Branch (Chouteau & Manchester). These boys were playing pool and smoking in the pool room while waiting for papers . The smallest boy is 9 years old and sells until 9 P.M. (See a

May, 1910

A Pool Room Branch (Chouteau & Manchester). These boys were playing pool and smoking in the Pool Room while waiting for papers. The smallest boy is 9 years old and sells until 9 P.M. (See also 1350, 13

May, 1910

Johnnie Burns and his Basement Branch (See photo 1461). Also photo of his boy whom he says is "ungovernable." Burns says the 4 year old twins will be selling soon. 3518 Evans Avenue. Location: St. Lou