That’s Woofus, born for the Engineering Show in 1928 and died a patriotic death in a scrap heap in 1942. From context, this image must have been taken in the mid-1930s. You really need to click on this to get a good look at him. The photograph is quite sharp but between the artificial lighting and the bland expression on the kid’s face it’s pretty eerie.
Bonus: There are still many unexplored frontiers out there for me, folks.