John George Brown (1831-1913)

   British born American painter. Between 1880 and 1910 he painted hundreds of portraits of street children, especially shoe-shine boys (boot-blacks). These boys were portrayed alone or in groups, usually as they passed the time between customers as seen below in "Perfectly Happy.".

Perfectly Happy

Buy a Posy

Flower Gatherer

Boy with Snowball

Berry Boy

Miss Gibson

Winter Games

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