On This Day in History, February 24: Newsboy Appreciation

Back when the world depended on newsboys to deliver the news, the Eagle liked to show its appreciation for the loyal carriers. This photo appeared in the Feb. 24, 1940, Brooklyn Eagle with this caption: “Two hundred star Eagle carrier boys had the time of their young lives as the guests of the Broadway Arena, Broadway and Halsey Street, for the regular Friday night amateur boxing bouts, after which they were treated to hot dogs and soda pop. Henry Armetta, the movie star who is appearing at the Flatbush Theater, helped Abe Halfon give out the hot dogs.”