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Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies

Scramble for pennies, Thanksgiving

Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. Sells from choice. Father, rivet driver, $20 weekly. "Happy" is well known character in town. When first interviewed gave story of sleeping in broken buildings and lots at night. Found out in streets at 11 P.M. at night pitching pennies and working "last paper" scheme. Flips cars and has sister who is 8 years of age who begs and sells papers. Boy very imaginative, and when last seen had a rusty 5 inch knife which he said he found and was playing with same in gutter. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Wilmington, Del. May, 1910. Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

Scramble for pennies - Thanksgiving

[Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. Sells from choice. Father, rivet driver, $20 weekly. "Happy" is well known character in town. When first interviewed gave story of sleeping in broken buildings and lots at night. Found out in streets at 11 P.M. at night pitching pennies and working "last paper" scheme. Flips cars and has sister who is 8 years of age who begs and sells papers. Boy very imaginative, and when last seen had a rusty 5 inch knife which he said he found and was playing with same in gutter. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Wilmington, Del. May, 1910.] Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

[Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. Sells from choice. Father, rivet driver, $20 weekly. "Happy" is well known character in town. When first interviewed gave story of sleeping in broken buildings and lots at night. Found out in streets at 11 P.M. at night pitching pennies and working "last paper" scheme. Flips cars and has sister who is 8 years of age who begs and sells papers. Boy very imaginative, and when last seen had a rusty 5 inch knife which he said he found and was playing with same in gutter. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Wilmington, Del. May, 1910.] Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

[Donald Mallick, (#1513.) And Myrtle Mallick. Myrtle is 8 years. Selling papers 1 years, average earnings 35 cents per day. Sells from choice. Begs pennies and works "last paper" scheme. Earnings not needed at home. Visits saloons. (general report for further information.) Edward F. Brown, Investigator ]. Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies

These boys were tossing and pitching pennies, on Sunday, June 12, 1910 at 3 P.M. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

BELGIAN RELIEF. MISS MARY DECKER OF THE 'MILE OF PENNIES' CAMPAIGN

BELGIAN RELIEF. MISS MARY DECKER OF THE 'MILE OF PENNIES' CAMPAIGN

Diving for pennies, Madison Sq.

Mill boys pitching pennies on the Main St. in the afternoon. One said he sweeps. One said "I was workin' but got canned 'cause I was not fast enough." The other was "jest hangin' around." Location: Fall River, Massachusetts / Lewis W. Hine.

Three Kings Day. Wandering musicians carry a primitive creche from house to house and sing for pennies. In a students' boardinghouse, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

"Coin Collector." Washington, D.C., April 11. Mrs. Edness Wilkens, Secretary to Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint, for the last four years has been collecting coins as a hobby, thru gifts, trades, and buys, she has a collection of over 400 coins ramping from half pennies to the old silver cartwheels, she is shown inspecting a half-dime , one of the first coins struck from the Philadelphia Mint in 1792, and Mint tradition has it that the silver it contains is from the tableware of Martha Washington, she at that time lived two doors down from the Mint, and gave part of her silverware for the first coins, April 11, 1938

Pitching pennies in concession. South Louisiana state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Pitching pennies. Band concert. Lincoln, Vermont

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Children who were begging for pennies in the market in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

[ Danny Kaye shaking hands with woman - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye inspecting trumpet with Barbara Bel Geddes - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye embracing Barbara Bel Geddes - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye and Barbara Bel Geddes standing at the bedside of Susan Gordon - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes and doctor next to Susan Gordon in iron lung - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye sipping drink at table with Barbara Bel Geddes and man - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye embracing Barbara Bel Geddes - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Tuesday Weld and Danny Kaye dancing - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Barbara Bel Geddes watches Danny Kaye and band perform - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye making humorous face while holding a megaphone on stage - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tuesday Weld, Louis Armstrong and band perform on stage - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Barbara Bel Geddes and Danny Kaye in waiting room - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye playing flugelhorn - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Susan Gordon and Barbara Bel Geddes at hospital - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes and band members sing on a bus - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye, Tuesday Weld and boy at a party - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye and Susan Gordon - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye (trumpet) with violinist and band members dressed in ethnic attire - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Barbara Bel Geddes, Tuesday Weld and Danny Kaye - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye in Glen plaid jacket talking with a man - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Barbara Bel Geddes, Danny Kaye and Susan Gordon in a field with a dog - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye lies on a couch while Barbara Bel Geddes stands nearby - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Men at table in café - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye and Barbara Bel Geddes at hospital with Susan Gordon - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Tuesday Weld, Barbara Bel Geddes, Danny Kaye and men - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Party scene with Danny Kaye leading a dance line - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye posing with trumpet - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes and baby on a bus - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye holding a baby with doctor - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye dancing with Barbara Bel Geddes - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye looks at Barbara Bel Geddes - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye playing trumpet, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tuesday Weld and others at a party - scene from "The Five Pennies"]

[The Parent's Magazine Medal - The Five Pennies]

Paralysis victim aids fight against menace. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19. Melvin C. Hazen, President of the Board of District of Columbia City Commissioners visited Georgetown Children's House today. Little Hazel Reigle, 5 years old, me the Commissioner at the door and handed him her bank full of pennies to aid the fight to stamp out the disease which struck her--infantile paralysis, 1/19/39

[ Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine arriving at London Airport. For the European premiere of "The Five Pennies"]

[ Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine during the European premiere tour of "The Five Pennies"]

Danny Kaye drew big laughs on his "shy" stage approach after the premiere of "The Five Pennies" at the Prince Edward Theatre [Sydney], [June 25, 1959]

Danny Kaye drew big laughs on his "shy" stage approach after the premiere of "The Five Pennies" at the Prince Edward Theatre [Sydney], [June 25, 1959]

[Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. Sells from choice. Father, rivet driver, $20 weekly. "Happy" is well known character in town. When first interviewed gave story of sleeping in broken buildings and lots at night. Found out in streets at 11 P.M. at night pitching pennies and working "last paper" scheme. Flips cars and has sister who is 8 years of age who begs and sells papers. Boy very imaginative, and when last seen had a rusty 5 inch knife which he said he found and was playing with same in gutter. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Wilmington, Del. May, 1910.] Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

[Donald Mallick, ("Happy"), 203 King Street. 9 years of age, selling newspapers 5 years. Average earnings 35 cents a week. Sells from choice. Father, rivet driver, $20 weekly. "Happy" is well known character in town. When first interviewed gave story of sleeping in broken buildings and lots at night. Found out in streets at 11 P.M. at night pitching pennies and working "last paper" scheme. Flips cars and has sister who is 8 years of age who begs and sells papers. Boy very imaginative, and when last seen had a rusty 5 inch knife which he said he found and was playing with same in gutter. Edward F. Brown, Investigator. Wilmington, Del. May, 1910.] Location: Wilmington, Delaware / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, arrive at London Airport from the Continent [for the European premiere of "The Five Pennies"]

Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, arrive at London Airport from the Continent [for the European premiere of "The Five Pennies"]

[ Invitation to "The Five Pennies" under the patronage of Sir Eric and Lady Woodward, includes R.S.V.P form for donation to the Royal Blind Society]

[ Invitation to "The Five Pennies" under the patronage of Sir Eric and Lady Woodward, includes R.S.V.P form for donation to the Royal Blind Society]

[ Invitation to "The Five Pennies" under the patronage of Sir Eric and Lady Woodward, includes R.S.V.P form for donation to the Royal Blind Society]

[ Invitation to "The Five Pennies" under the patronage of Sir Eric and Lady Woodward, includes R.S.V.P form for donation to the Royal Blind Society]

[ Invitation to "The Five Pennies" under the patronage of Sir Eric and Lady Woodward, includes R.S.V.P form for donation to the Royal Blind Society]

The Five Pennies

The Five Pennies

The Five Pennies

The Five Pennies

9:00 P.M. Bridgeport, Conn. These boys 8 and 10 years old, had been pitching pennies all evening. After 9 P.M. I saw the little one going into saloons with a big bunch of papers and a pitiful tale. The big brother of the boy told me the little one makes 50 cents some days between 3 and 9 or [...] Been selling 2 years. Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut.

9:00 P.M. Bridgeport, Conn. These boys 8 and 10 years old, had been pitching pennies all evening. After 9 P.M. I saw the little one going into saloons with a big bunch of papers and a pitiful tale. The big brother of the boy told me the little one makes 50 cents some days between 3 and 9 or [...] Been selling 2 years. Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut.

[Mill boys pitching pennies on the Main St. in the afternoon. One said he sweeps. One said "I was workin' but got canned 'cause I was not fast enough." The other was "jest hangin' around."] Location: Fall River, Massachusetts. / Lewis W. Hine.

[Mill boys pitching pennies on the Main St. in the afternoon. One said he sweeps. One said "I was workin' but got canned 'cause I was not fast enough." The other was "jest hangin' around."] Location: Fall River, Massachusetts. / Lewis W. Hine.

Danny Kaye, in London for the Royal European premiere of Paramount's "The Five Pennies"...

Danny Kaye, in London for the Royal European premiere of Paramount's "The Five Pennies"...

Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, are a little wind-swept on arrival at London Airport [for the European premiere of "The Five Pennies"]

Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, are a little wind-swept on arrival at London Airport [for the European premiere of "The Five Pennies"]

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

The Five Pennies (In Finale)

Five Little Pennies

Five Little Pennies

Five Little Pennies