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The Crying Boy: 1920

The Crying Boy: 1920

"Boy Crying (1920)" is all the caption card has to say about this enigmatic scene. Cheer up, Bub. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

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The 1919 World Series was fixed.

He just found out

there would be no jello for dessert either!

Are you sure he's crying?

Are you sure he's crying? Maybe he's laughing really hard and the tears are running down his cheeks because he just watched someone slip on a banana peel or something...

Poor kid

His tires never showed up in the mail.

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