A reader notes that the Herald has long used a running, newspaper-delivering Herald Newsboy--but that it's less prominently featured now than it used to be. Apparently the character is etched in brass (copper?) for posterity in front of the paper's Herald Square HQ. Re: the Globe, this same reader writes:
"The Globe for years used to run a "Globe Man'' logo, of a large fat guy dressed in Dickens[ian] clothes and top hat, with "The Largest Circulation in New England" written on his belly. As the paper grew, his belly would grow. I kid you not."