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Photographs3356 of 4497George Wright, Francis Ouimet, Unknowed, William CookBoston Fruit Company
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Posted 6 years ago

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I've seen much younger boys dressed in dressed...this fellow seems a bit old for that...any ideas? The back is stamped by the photographer - I believe the inititals are T.J. Tozier Photographer

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    For the younger children, I believe it was a diaper/ use of facilities convenience.

    For this one, I don't know-- it sure looks like a male, but I guess it could be a boyish looking girl?

  2. Pattycat, 6 years ago
    He is most definetly a boy! I will try a close up photo of face if I can figure out how to post another into this discussion! Also the stance - very not feminine. I'd guess his age between 8-12 - and he does not look real happy LOL.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    Certainly is interesting, especially when you blow it up and look from his sideburn down his jaw line.
  4. Pattycat, 6 years ago
    I will have to try that and take a look! Someone looking at it in person said 'maybe it is a girl' but I am 99.9% sure it is not! Someone suggested maybe he was in a 'play' or 'pageant' but he looks miserable - A mystery to be sure.
  5. too_much_stuff, 6 years ago
    My best guess, young male Operatic performer/singer. Not uncommon for pre adolescent male singers to perform as females. And something about the green mount board and faux background make me suspect United Kingdom.
    Anyway just some random thoughts

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