Sepia Saturday

9 sept 2017

For this week’s prompt I found numerous photos of children playing. They live all over the world. It was a lot harder to find photos of girls playing. Most of the girls were depicted in drawings, not in photos.


Children in New South Wales, Australia, 1924 Source: State Library of NSW


Vietnamese children playing cards, 1904, Source: Univ of Washington


Girls in Seattle, 1930, Source: Univ of Washington


Boys in Albany, NY, 1910> Source: US National Archives


Australian Girls, 1900. Source: Powerhouse Museum


Madrid, Spain, 1908. Source: Geo. Eastman Museum


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Molly of Molly's Canopy
    Sep 09, 2017 @ 13:02:23 set of photos. I am endlessly amazed at the digital photo collections that have been amassed by many repositories. You have discovered some real gems here.

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  2. La Nightingail
    Sep 09, 2017 @ 18:39:30

    Many cute pictures here! 🙂



  3. ScotSue
    Sep 10, 2017 @ 03:31:55

    Play around the world – an original “take” on this week’s prompt.



  4. Mike Brubaker
    Sep 10, 2017 @ 12:59:25

    You’re right about finding vintage photos of girls at play. Not common perhaps because in families that could afford cameras, girls were discouraged from engaging in the same physical recreation as boys. Balls games, bicycles, even table games were very gender biased.



  5. Little Nell
    Sep 11, 2017 @ 07:35:18

    The children of the world united by play – great idea.



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