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Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

Detroit ca. 1903. "Children's playground, Belle Isle Park." Please note: CHILDREN ONLY. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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It would have been hilarious

If on the count of three the seven from left to right jumped off in unison!

Boys' Trousers

I'm interested in the boys' trousers. There appears to be a thigh guard of some sort. Perhaps for horse riding? Anyone know?

[The boys are wearing short pants and stockings. - Dave]


The girl on the left is obviously put out because she didn't get the memo to wear her craziest hat.

No kicking, please

Those pointed shoes could qualify as lethal weapons.

If looks could kill

. . . we'd be looking at a 110+ year old homicide; the young lady on the extreme left does appear to be put out.


I love this and all the pictures you have posted of people at Belle Isle Park. Someone should put them all in a book. I have noticed in every picture there is litter on the ground.

Possible Outrage

Not only are these children being seen, but more than a few may be contemplating being heard as well. The horror ... the horror!

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