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Crazy; confused: The picture ends with a cockamamie implication that love will conquer all/ this cockamamie little tort

[1920s+ New York City children; fr New York City dialect, perhaps fr British; somehow connected with decalcomania; perhaps because decalcomanias as given in candy boxes and chewing-gum packets were used by children for antic self-decoration]


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