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400 Years of Kids in the News

Forty stories of children whose pluck, precocity, or gruesome demise captured the city’s attention.


Additional Reporting by Emma Whitford.

Photographs: New York Historical Society (John Durand, the Rapalje ChildreN, 1768); AP (O'Hanlon); Bettmann/Corbis (Wharton); New York Times/Redux (McCormack); NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images (Vanderbilt); Sam Falk/ New York Times/Getty Images (Fischer); Betmann/Corbis (Duke); Rick Maiman/Sygma/Corbis (Ambati); Nancy R. Schiff/Hulton Archive/Getty Images (Anderson); Mary S. Watkins (Paul); Mark Lennihan/AP (Maier); Kathy Willens/AP (Shabazz); Bryan Smith/New York Daily News Archive (Wohabe).


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