What stories the classifieds tell! Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, teenagers posted advertisements offering services from child care to house cleaning to typewriting, testifying to their desperate poverty. Their stories were often untold, but the classifieds offer some details.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri), July 1, 1895 –
Apparently, however, there was a market for teenagers who owned typewriters:
The Evening Times (Washington, DC), November 27, 1895 –
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