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Buster Brown

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Richard Barker, shown here as a youth, is dressed like the Brown Shoe Company’s promotional cartoon, Buster Brown. Barker impersonated the cartoon and appeared in advertising shows until he was 14, but had dreams of moving to the West to become a cowboy.


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