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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Circa 1913. "New York playground." View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

I would use the term

I would use the term "merrily" loosely. The kid in the racer seems a little concerned, and judging by the expression on the older boy in charge of pushing, he has good reason to be.

[The titles of today's five playground posts are borrowed from Hollywood and Broadway. This was the closest I could come! - Dave]

Soap Box Derby

Guess it started out as the "Shoe Polish Derby." And I love the simple steering mechanism.

TK
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