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The Boy Who Cried, Dog

The Boy Who Cried, Dog

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Boy and dog." Feel free to construct your own narrative. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Love and Sugar mystery

What kind of ordeal is going on? The kid's left foot seems to have chains around his foot. Pup, chained, and kid are in a cold-looking brick alley. What's that big blooply earthenware thing to the left? But what we all see is an old mild dog (sugar on the muzzle) as a friend to the kid. . . And wonderful photography. The white/black balance is perfect. OR this was posed to touch my heart.

[The chain by the boy's foot is the other end of the dog's leash. The bloopy thing is a bumper to prevent damage to the corner of the building from vehicles entering or leaving the alley. -tterrace]

Good by old friend

That dog is a senior citizen, maybe in failing health and headed to the vet to be put down, the little boy is saying goodby to and old and loved friend

Now here's my cunning plan:

"You hide and I'll find your folks and bark a lot and they'll think I'm saying that you fell in the well and boy will they be sorry!"

Aww, consoling pal

Obviously, kid bawled out by parent and the good old dog offers comfort. Thanks for pets.

In today's numbers

If they are both still living, crying Timmy would be about 97 years old, and Bowser is 637.

What, no aglets?

I love the detail in this. You can see the texture in everything, right down to the boy's shoelaces.

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