Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger #1. Says he is 16 years now; been messenger for 6 years.

Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger #1. Says he is 16 years now; been messenger for 6 years. Late Sunday night, October 4th, I talked with him, still on duty, until 10 P.M. "You bet I know every crooked house in town. Went to school with one of those girls when she was straight. Her mother died and she went bad. Some young girls were there too. I go out to Red Light some with messages and packages, and if I want to, I bust right in and sit down." Hard face. Location: Montgomery, Alabama. Date Created/Published: 1914 October. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.