…and were working at that same age I was absorbing algebra (and mowing lawns). It is a different world, 1913, Houston, and Marion Davis, Messenger #21 rode for the Bellevue Messenger Service. They must have been a rare breed, those young, young men.

From:  Fixed Gear Gallery :: 1913 messenger
“The boss don’t care and the cops don’t stop me.”

Originally from Shorpy: “Photograph and caption by the indefatigable Lewis Wickes Hine.”