"In 1899, the streets of New York City echoed with the voices of newsies, peddlin' the newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, and other giants of the newspaper world. On every corner you saw 'em carrying the banner, bringing you the news for a penny a pape. Poor orphans and runaways, the newsies were a ragged army, without a leader. Until one day, all that changed..."
Welcome to New York City: July, 1899. Man has not yet walked on the moon, Hitler has not yet murdered millions of Jews, aliens have not yet invaded movie theatres on July 4th......even though these would make some great headlines for our Newsies. The times are not easy, not on the boys, or on anyone else. But one thing is for sure....its a fine life, carryin the banner.
A day in the life....
Most of our Newsies wake up bright and early after a good night's sleep at the Newsboy's Lodging House. After washing up they get over to Newspaper Alley to pick up their papes for the day, then they hit the streets to sell their papes. After all their papes are gone, our boys will head over to Tibby's to grab a bite to eat. At the end of the day, they all go back to the lodging house for dinner and to sleep.