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Boo-Hoo II

Boo-Hoo II

The mystery deepens. Another National Photo Company glass negative from 1920 of a kid carrying schoolbooks labeled "Boy Crying." View full size.

 

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Posed

They both look like stock photos for back to school ads.

Inspiration

This was America's lesser-known answer to Mexico's supernatural character "The Crying Woman" (La Llorona). Obviously, this was not as successful as the south-of-the-border inspiration.

"How do I get to the Susquehanna Hat Company?"

Waah

You read my mind...except for the "lacrimopedaphotography" part.

Posed!

this photog had a fetish, one not cataloged in annals of fetish-land-lacrimopedaphotography

it's the manicure

I thinks he's upset because he smudged the polish on his back-to-school manicure

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