Mudcat Café message #2122418 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2122418
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter at work
09-Aug-07 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
Al was most likely the kid in Archibald Willard's iconic painting "Yankee Doodle":

http://www.americanrevolution.org/spirit.html