Byline: Viola Roseboro; 1887-12-11; New York World; pages 11:1
Tags: posed as beggar
"I went begging. I don't mean I got contributions to buy red flannels for the wild Africana, or sold tickets for a benefit to be given in aid of the widows and oprhans of deceased messenger boys, but that I went begging on the street in rags. I did it to find out what begging as a profession is like. ... "
Description:Viola Roseboro spends half a day in the guise of a beggar asking alms on New York's streets.
Rights: Public domain.