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Odell and Sam: 1913

Odell and Sam: 1913

October 1913. Dallas, Texas. "Two six-year-old newsboys. Odell McDuffy and Sam Stillman. There are many other of six and seven years selling here." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Odell and Sam: 1913

This is Joe Manning, of the Lewis Hine Project. I tracked down the stepson of Collins Odell McDuffey, and the son of Samuel Stillman. Neither had seen the photo. I will be interviewing them soon. I am working on this photo and four others taken in Dallas at the same time. I have been posting a diary of my search since I started about two weeks ago, so readers of my site can follow the search process in real time. Check out www.sevensteeples.com/dallas1.html

Old Sam

Sam may look like a little old man, but his diminutive stature may be more due to the fact that he was apparently not quite 6! In the Dallas census records there is always just one Sam(uel) Stillman listed, born in 1907. And only one Samuel Stillman is in the SSDI, birthdate Dec. 7, 1907, died in Dallas in 1993 at age 85. Gotta be him.

Dallas Duo

God, this could have been my dad! Pretty amazing photos.

"Woman Tells How Car Cut Off Her Limb"

Sensationalist journalism at its best.

Lollipop Guild

Odell looks like a legitimate little boy, but not Sam. He's welcoming you to Munchkin Land.

 
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