Child Labor & Bike Couriers

Child Labor & Bike Couriers
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Image by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious
Poster from ~1914 on child labor. Children as young as eleven years old were bike couriers.

See more teen bike courier photos by Lewis Hine at www.cyclelicio.us/2011/teen-bike-messenger/

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2 Responses to Child Labor & Bike Couriers

  1. ♔ Georgie R says:

    An interesting slant on child labour. But the school leaving age (in the UK at least) was 14 back then so many youngsters of that age could be, and were, cycle messengers.

  2. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious says:

    @Georgie School age: Probably about the same here in the USA too.