December 13, 2011

Lewis Hine’s teen bike messengers

A fun collection of photographs and descriptions of teen bike messengers from the early 1900s.


  1. Sheila Ryan on December 13th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I like this.

  2. Sheila Ryan on December 13th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Also: when a teenager, a friend and former boss worked for a laundry service that tended to whorehouses near East St. Louis. Collecting sheets and loading them into a truck. Told me his mother was unclear as to his work but happy he had a job. To me, years after: “There are few things sadder than a whorehouse at 9:00 am.”

  3. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious) on December 17th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the link love!