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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Li'l Slugger: 1939

Li'l Slugger: 1939

April 15, 1939. Annapolis, Maryland. "Dorothy Wood, 5, saw to it that her small friend, 'Chuck' Andrews, 3, wasn't being framed by some of the boys who hang around these places. She laced on his gloves herself. The occasion was the Naval Academy's 20th Annual Junior Boxing Championships." View full size.

 

Round One

Ahh yes! On my fifth birthday my father gave me a pair of boxing gloves...and a pair for himself. We went at it for some years.

Spontaneous laughter

occurred when I imagined both my 3-year-old granddaughter and a 3-year-old neighbor boy in this picture. My first thought was that those gloves will just fall off his hands as soon as he stands up. My second laugh inducing thought was either of my 3-year-old friends even knowing what to do with those huge gloves.

Future Star?

A budding Joe Palooka!

 
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