John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy

Without a doubt, this may be one of the greatest pictures I’ve ever seen. Lots of story – and history – in a somewhat simple shot.

John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy, makes $.75 some days. Begins at 6 a.m., Sundays. (Lives at 215 W. Michigan St.)  (LOC)

Via: Flickr blog., from the Library of Congress. Say what you will about Flickr and their inability to sustain any kind of momentum – their blog is pretty fantastic.

This was lovingly handwritten on July 6th, 2011