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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Foghorn Jr.: 1923

Foghorn Jr.: 1923

Washington, D.C. May 29, 1923. "Foghorn Clancy Jr., youngest member of the rodeo to perform in Wild West show during the Shrine convention." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Confused?

Fredrick "Foghorn" Clancy's son, Fredrick "Alabama Slim" Clancy Jr. (my step-grandfather)was born on 16Aug1906. The date cannot be correct for the picture to be him. He also had 2 brothers (Pat & Frank) but I do not have their DOB.

[Nevertheless, the vintage of the vehicles is consistent with the date indicated, which came from the envelope or sleeve holding the negative from the National Photo Company. -tterrace]

Forget your boots, cowpoke?

Those dainty T-strap shoes with teardrop cutouts don't quite fit the image, pardner.

Littlest Shriner

I bet that "saddle" is one of those little cars they buzz around in at all the parades.

When you are too little for a horse..

You get to ride Daddy's valise!

Back in the Saddle again

That lovely hand tooled miniature saddle would sure look good in my trophy room. Can't make out the manufacturer's seal tho. Anybody?

Ouch

One quick yank upward on that belt and he has a lifetime career as a male soprano.

I say--I say

I'm going to grow up to be on the Fred Allen radio show.

The other Foghorn speaks

"Thems some most sensible traveling footwear...I say, son, most sensible. Doo-dah."

My 50 years in Rodeo

was one of several stories penned by this little tyke, and was published in 1952.

http://www.philsp.com/homeville/FMI/t1949.htm

http://www.tiogacountyny.com/towns_villages/barton_history.php

[Check your math. Foghorn Jr. was born circa 1920. The stories were written by his father. - Dave]

Poor Little Kid

He's never going to have the thrill of being strapped into the back of an SUV.

Awesome Moniker

When you start life with the name Foghorn Clancy Jr., it has to turn out good.

So Cute

He is just adorable.

 
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