Waco, Texas. November 1913. Isaac Boyett: The twelve-year-old proprietor, managermessenger of the Club Messenger Service, 402 Austin Street. The photo shows him in the heart of the Red Light district where he was delivering messages as he does several times a day. Makes from six to ten dollars a week. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. (Shorpynote: Isaac was born March 20, 1901, and died in May 1966 in Waco.
Instant Messenger: November 1913. Shreveport, Louisiana. Fourteen-year-old Messenger #2 for Western Union. Says he goes to the Red Light district all the time. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.