Sharp newsie

Here’s an article from the June 18 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star about a 17-year-old boy who sold papers and magazines at the corner of Bay and Richmond:

Out of curiosity, I traced Max Brandwein in the Toronto city directories. He wasn’t listed in the 1931 directory, but I did find him later. At roughly five-year intervals:

  • 1937: no listed occupation (this doesn’t necessarily mean that he was unemployed, of course)
  • 1942: employee, CPR
  • 1947: news agent, CPR
  • 1952: no listed occupation
  • 1957, 1962: waiter, Ford Hotel
  • 1969 (the last year for which I have access): no listed occupation

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