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The Newspaper Boy part 01

The Newspaper Boy part 01

Composer: Sewell, James W.

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: H.1260.j.(11.)

Item number: Tract (11.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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The political and social influence of newspapers was quickly appreciated and with the developments in printing techniques during the 19th Century and the increase in literacy there was a rapid expansion in newspaper circulation. London had become an administration centre, there were hundreds of offices and therefore thousands of blue-collar workers, and newspapers such as the Daily News and the Morning Post were popular. This song focuses on the role of the paper boy whose job it is to deliver the newspapers to the offices.

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