About A Boy – 1964

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This is part five of a series of photobooth strips of the same American boy. For each year that there are photobooth pictures in this group, I have estimated his age. In these photos I think he would be 13 or 14 years old.

With an unusual hat and ill-fitting jacket, the young extrovert of earlier photos is still in evidence. He is still showing some joy at having his photo taken, but not nearly as much as in earlier photos. Rather than a lumberjack coat, this time he is wearing a lumberjack shirt.

Do you think his mother bought the jacket two sizes larger than needed, as mums do in the middle of these growth spurt years? Or could the jacket be his dad’s or a hand-me-down from an older brother? I imagine this boy to be an only child due to his appearing in so many photos without a sibling, so do not particularly like the hand-me-down hypothesis. And what type of hat is that? I have no clue!

To see the other photos of this young man, please click here. And while we are at it, you could click here to see another long series of photos of a girl called Becky or here to see another girl growing up in a photobooth, Donna.

7 comments
  1. I’m still thinking about this ‘familiar’ thing. Maybe I know him because he became an actor? And maybe mum put him in this clothes for making a kind of application photo?

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  2. oglach said:

    Definitely some unique clothing there, but it doesn’t seem to matter to him; I think Markus might be right; it does seem as if he’s having a “headshot” taken. Maybe our little actor really was (or is?) an actor.

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