‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’ – 4 September 2013

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

In the USA today, they celebrate ‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’.

The day celebrates the employment in 1833 of the first paper boy, Barney Flaherty, by Benjamin Day, the publisher of the ‘New York Sun’.

But the day also celebrates all the paper boys and girls down the years, who have been fleet-footed messengers of the latest news.

To mark the day, here is a newspaper report about a mass protest by paper boys in London in 1948. And as there were/are also plenty of newspaper girls, here’s a lovely story from 1912 about a wedding between a millionaire and a newspaper girl.

Thanks to Scott Phillips for letting us know about ‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’.

historical newspaper report on National Newspaper Carrier Day

Derby Daily Telegraph – Monday 05 April 1948

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19480405/065/0008

historical newspaper report on National Newspaper Carrier Day

Hull Daily Mail – Wednesday 05 June 1912

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19120605/029/0004

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6 Responses to “‘National Newspaper Carrier Day’ – 4 September 2013”

Millionaire Marries Newspaper Girl 1912September 29th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Please can someone find photographs of the marrying couple! I would love to know if there was a great age difference and how their married life went.

Michael GA DixonOctober 9th, 2013 at 10:47 am

In ‘Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915′ we find a Frank M. Bates, born 1870 in Attleborough, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph M. Bates and Sarah L. Gardiner, married Nancy M. Corrigan, the daughter of Owen & Mary [nee Kenny] Corrigan.
Frank Bates was reportedly divorced, and the marriage took place on the 04th June 1912 in Danielson Borough, Killingly Township, Windham County, Connecticut, USA.
We might reasonable guess that he had a good 20 years seniority on his spouse, whose age was unrecorded.

Michael

The British Newspaper ArchiveOctober 9th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Fascinating! Thank you for posting this info about the newspaper vendor and millionare marriage, Michael. Best regards, Grant.

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