A paperboy with a box of rolled-up newspaper making deliveries. Date from negative sleeve.
October 20, 1962
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6cm x 6cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Roger Kammerer May 22 2012

This a photo of Charles Beaman, age 14, a freshman at Rose High School, who carried 105 papers in the 8th, 9th, 10th Streets, Lawrence, James, Charles Streets and East Carolina College areas. He said it took him about 45 minutes to make his rounds. His mother helped him roll up the papers with rubber bands every day and on rainy days his mother took him around in her car. He got about $10 per week profit from each 100 customers. He averaged from $3 to $3.50 in tips a week and received as much as $60 in tips at Christmas. Charles paid $20 each month for his dental braces. The rest of the money he used for spending money, buying records, model cars and other things. He said he was a math lover and hoped to major in math after graduating from Rose High School.

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