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Shortstop: 1924

Shortstop: 1924

April 8, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Julius Daranyi, midget traffic cop." From the Washington Post: "Julius Daranyi, one of the stars with Singer's midgets playing at B.F. Keith's theater this week, will become a member of the District of Columbia police force today and take up his first detail at Fourteenth and G streets, at 12:30 o’clock, where he will direct traffic." National Photo Co. View full size.

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Take Your Child to Work Day?

This little fellow might be one of the few who knew what he wanted to be from a young age! Comparing the ears of him and the older officer, it seems possible,that they could be related! Nevertheless, the crowd of passersby seem amused!

A Munchkin?

The Wizard of Oz credits The Singer Midgets as the Munchkins. This chap is possibly one of them if he was still with the troupe 15 years later.

PR Stunt #469,800

I am guessing that Mr. Daranyi did not remain in the position long enough to qualify for a pension ... or even a paycheck.

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