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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Field of Tweens: 1906

Field of Tweens: 1906

Manhattan circa 1906. "Boys' playground, Central Park, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Girls' Sports

When we were kids, girls' basketball was a joke. You were assigned onto the offensive or defensive side of the court, and weren't allowed to cross it, could only dribble twice before passing. Sweating, after all, was unladylike. I watch girls' and women's basketball today and shake my head, amazed that we wasted so much talent and stifled so many dreams.

Girls' playground

Yes, there were girls' playgrounds. They were the same as boys' playgrounds except they added small swings, sandboxes, and more space for free play. Modern playgrounds most closely resemble girls' playgrounds.

Did girls have their own

... separate-but-equal playground? I'm betting not, but would be happy to learn that they did.

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