Durward Nickerson, Western Union Messenger by Lewis Hine

Title:Durward Nickerson, Western Union Messenger
Artist:Lewis Hine
Owner:Library of Congress
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of Creation:1914 AD
Tags:Photographs Alabama
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Durward Nickerson, Western Union messenger #55. One of the by-products of messenger work. Lives in Bessemer, R.F.D. #1. Saturday night, September 26, 1914, he took investigator through the old Red Light on Ave. A, pointed out the various resorts, told him about the inmates he has known there. Only a half dozen of them were open now, and those very quietly. Durward has put in 2 years in the messenger work and shows the result of temptations open to him. He has recently returned from a hobo trip through 25 states. He was not inclined to tell much about the shady side of messenger work, but one could easily see that he has been through much that he might have avoided in a profitable kind of work. 18 years old. See Alabama report. Location: Birmingham, Alabama.