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Fresh Air Outing: 1913

Fresh Air Outing: 1913

Children and adults take a "fresh air outing" on a trolley in June in Brooklyn, New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.


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No, smiling in photos is more recent

I'll take the serious looks of the past over the fake-assed plastic grins of the present.

Trolley Dodgers

Hey, one of the famous Brooklyn trolleys, from which a contemporaneous professional baseball team got a nickname -- one that they still have today. There's quite the egalitarian story -- and lots of great history -- to Brooklyn, its trolleys, and the Trolley Dodgers team.

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"Just look at the joy on

"Just look at the joy on their faces."

I was thinking that as I looked at the picture wondering why so few of the people in older pictures ever seem happy. They're always to not-happy looking.

Oh, and the people are shorter. Nutrition has come a long way towards getting people taller over the past 100 years hasn't it?

Evidently, height = happiness. How's the air up here? Rarefied.

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