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Buy War Bonds poster featuring James MacArthur
   
  The story behind this heartrending WWII propaganda poster is that one day a photographer visiting Helen Hayes in her home in Nyack, New York, caught sight of her young son and asked if he could photograph him as well. A slightly bewildered 5-year-old James MacArthur was told to look at the camera and make the saddest face he could possibly manage. Obviously, he did a very admirable job, though the copious tears are not his own; they were added in the photographer's darkroom.