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|The picture below shows a larger front and back view of this Old Porcelain Father Flanagan's Boystown Nebraska Advertising Statue Figurine. The figurine is not dated. This may have been an award or a Boystown souvenir. It also may be an item from the famous 1938 movie with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. It is of the touching scene when the character Whitey Marsh is carrying little Pee Wee after he was hit by a car. It is marked on the front of the base and the bottom as follows:|
HE AIN'T HEAVY, FATHER HE'S M' BROTHER
The figure measures about 7'' tall. It appears to be in mint condition as pictured. Below here, for reference is some information on Boystown in Nebraska:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Country: United States
Population (2010) Total: 745, Estimate (2012) 671
Boys Town is a village in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 745 at the 2010 census. Boys Town is a suburb of Omaha. The village of Boys Town was established in 1917 as the headquarters of the Boys Town organization, also known as ''Father Flanagan's Boys' Home'', founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan. It is dedicated to the care, treatment, and education of at risk children.
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