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Distributing a War Extra (1899)

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"This scene shows a crowd of newsboys running to meet the 'World' newspaper delivery wagon, and falling back to the point of distribution. There is a mad scramble for papers, and fight between two of the gamins."

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New York City street scene of newsboys receiving their daily allotment of newspapers (the New York World). Includes a fisticuffs scuffle between two of the boys. Written by Thomas McWilliams <>

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new york | newspaper | children | See All (3) »


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May 1899 (USA)  »

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Delivering Newspapers  »

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Fighting for the News
17 August 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Distributing a War Extra (1899)

This is a pretty fun movie that shows a group of newspaper works waiting for a truck to drop off the day's papers. This clocks in at just under a minute so you obviously shouldn't be expecting any sort of plot. I think watching these old movies gives one a terrific idea of how times were back then and it's fun to watch these reality shows. What's most interesting is the fight that breaks out as obviously the sellers wanted to get their copies first. The fight itself is worth sitting through the film for as it appears to be real and not something that was staged for the camera.

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