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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

The Little Foxes: 1910

The Little Foxes: 1910

Carnegie Playground, Fifth Avenue, New York. Circa 1910. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Heartbreaker

The girl in the centre, wearing white -- you know that it was her destiny to break heart after heart.

Flaplings

How many of these girls do you suppose became flappers? I love trying to guess.

I see two boys

One on the far left swing, one sharing the very middle swing

Now that's a swing set.

That is some serious timber. And those hooks! Clearly, the Carnegie Playground was maintained by the longshoremen's union.

Where are all the boys?

Where are all the boys?

 
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