History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

22 March, 2012

The Games of New York

Sorry for the title, couldn't resist!

Kids playing on the streets of New York City, 1947. By Ralph Morse.



Hopscotch. Source



I'm not sure what version of hopscotch this is! Source






Stickball. Source





















A boy makes a scooter from a fruit crate, rollar skate, and board. Source









Jumping into the river. Source



A little boy chasing pigeons. Source



Playing jacks. Source



A girl balancing a seed pod on her nose. Source

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

very cute!

Anonymous said...

The last photo is described as a girl "balancing" a seed pod on her nose. As I remember from my childhood, these were maple seed pods, and when you opened the pod and removed the seed, the pod lining had a sticky substance that made it possible to "stick" the seed pod to your nose.

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