While not technically urchins (in my mind, urchins are kids hanging out on the street w/o parents), these are the male members of a vaudevillian troupe called the "Four Novelty Grahams" who were acrobatic performers at the Victoria Theatre in Philadelphia. The father is 23 years of age. Willie Graham (his tiny doppelganger) is 5 years of age, and Herbert Graham is 3 years of age. According to Edward F. Brown, an investigator into early child labor practices, "At 9 P.M. on June 10th, 1910, these children were performing on the stage. Four times daily they do a turn which lasts from 12 to 14 minutes. Herbert Graham, the youngest, was said by the father to have commenced performing on the stage as a[n] acrobat when he was 10 months of age. Willie, now 5, is said to be the youngest acrobat in the world. The mother of these boys was formerly a school teacher, and is now performing with this trio on the stage. The children are bright and strong, but have a playfulness about them which shows them to have forgotten the best years of childhood." Photo by Lewis W. Hine, 1910.

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