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

Tygart Sliders: 1939

Tygart Sliders: 1939

June 1939. "Tygart Valley Homesteads, near Elkins, West Virginia. Children of homesteaders at play. A subsistence homestead project of the U.S. Resettlement Administration." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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Soon to be smooth

Of course they are sliding on wood. But they have a layer of sandpaper under their cheeks, along with cardboard or some folded flour sack. How else would the slide get smooth?
Shirley, I jest. Though they do have under-armor of some sort.

Fast track

What could possibly go wrong?

Wood I?

Surely I'm mistaken about the building material for this children's slide. That can't be wooden planks with nailed construction. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

Interesting construction of a home made slide

But I'm sure a hard landing was guaranteed.

Splinters

Is that slide made of wood?

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