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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Basin Ball: 1924

Basin Ball: 1924

July 10, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Push ball at Tidal Basin." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Royal Prerogative

I see Prince Albert and Queen Victoria have a platform to themselves.

Da-Dum, Da-Dum

All I could think of was the "Jaws" theme!

Swimming Platforms

Those swimming platforms were still around when I was a youth in the early 1950's.

Law & Order: Special Beach Balls Unit

That has to be the biggest beach ball in the history of humankind. Looks dangerous.

The Suits

The best part about this picture is that the subjects had actually gotten the their bathing attire entirely wet.

Welcome to the Village

The Prisoner, 1.0

Is it our old friend

 
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