Squinty Pete, age 9, selling newspapers near Southern Pacific Depot Los Angeles. According to the photographer, "A Negro bystander said: He's de boss fighter of 5th Street."

This is the first Urchin

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Nearly all of these urchins were discovered in the photography archives of the Library of Congress (and available without copyright restrictions online). Otherwise, urchin photos will be credited to the appropriate photographer with a link to its source (unless they come from my own collection of photographs from unknown photographers). If there is ever a copyright concern, do not hesitate to contact me.