I can DEFINITELY see the little boy being Ralph Waldo Emerson's son. Yes, Emerson did have a child, and being the smart and philosophical man that Emerson was, I'm sure his son turned out something like the child in this photo.
Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.