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For Sale: a Baby (1909)

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In this picture a poor mother who has only recently lost her husband finds it hard to find employment sufficient to provide her children and herself with food without ever thinking of such ... See full summary »

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In this picture a poor mother who has only recently lost her husband finds it hard to find employment sufficient to provide her children and herself with food without ever thinking of such a luxury as toys. One day one of the children, a boy of twelve takes his infant brother out in a self-constructed vehicle for a ride. On the way he meets another little friend of his and they walk together. Suddenly one of them spies a sign near a house stating, "For Sale." He quickly removes it and reconstructs it to read "For Sale, a Baby." and places it on the little cart. They plan to buy toys if they can find a buyer for the babe. Soon a woman passes and arranges to buy the child. The deal is made and the child is given to the woman. The boys then buy toys and are about to go home when at the thought that the babe has been sold to satisfy their own pleasure and that the mother will give them a very warm reception, they become conscious stricken and return to the woman and tell her that they ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 November 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Hypnotist's Revenge (1909). See more »

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