In the world of smart phones when everything is just one click away, even our precious lives have become more like a tech-thingy! As an effort to undo the binds of smart gadgets, here we bring selected photos, depicting how our own imagination used to be the chief director of the program called life!
If you remember those days before we had smart phones, then you may have the precious memories of the times when we were kids on spring or summer break, and our parents kicked us out of the house to play out side with our friends. Of course, we got into trouble, but we also rode on bikes, played with sticks, swings, balls, and bats—in short our fun did not depend on any gadgets!
We wanted to show you that this is how our forefathers did it when they were kids too. We wanted to inspire that same sense of creative imagination that makes kids who they are. Here is a collection of beautiful and nostalgic old photos of kids at play from years gone by.
#1 This is girl playing on the ol’ banjo with her best friend
#2 Kids in Manchester 1946 rig up a make-shift swing on a lamp post.
#3 These kids are playing “push the peanut” at King’s Cross street in London 1938.
#4 Two boys give their little dog a lift.
#5 A young French ballerina performing live for ‘Bear’ in Paris 1961.
#6 Here are some more kids dancing in the street in New York City in the 1940s.
#7 A circus strongman named Paul Remos lifts his son with one arm to feed the giraffe at the London zoo in the 1950s.
#8 Here, these boys are fishing for change at the time of the Great Depression in New York 1930.
#9 A band of kids and their canine friend play teeter-todder in Northamptonshire.
#10 A couple of kids are playing ‘skippy balls’ in London.
#11 This young man has been hung out to dry by his friends in Paris.
#12 These young girls demonstrate masterful riding skills.
#13 Was there ever anything quite like chalk drawing on the sidewalk when we were kids? This one was in Manchester 1966.
#14 This is how city kids had fun back in New York 1964. Have you ever seen anything like it?
#15 What an interesting place to have a friendly boxing match between buds! This was in New York in the 1940s.
#16 This young man seems to be enacting a scene from ‘The Lone Ranger’. This was in London 1954.
#17 A lady cop is playing with some kids in Harlem, 1978.
#18 Two young gentlemen read their “papers” on the corner in 1952.
#19 Who’s afraid of a little water?
#20 This young man is having fun with two tiny friends in Lynwood, California 1954.
#21 Stepping lively, a nun taps and turns about with two young boys on St. Patty’s Day in Ireland 1964.
#22 Here are a couple of girls not content to swing low to the ground, but rather to soar!
#23 Here is a musical tuba duo playing enthusiastically in New York 1940s.
#24 A couple of girls from Southam street London demonstrate their prowess in gymnastics in 1956.
#25 This girl in Paris 1975, looks like a miniature Marylin Monro.
#26 Three boys survey a canal in operation here in Paris 1950.
#27 This young lass is rendered weightless by her two invertedly inclined pals here in Finchley, North London 1954.
#28 Emergency responders spring into action, as a baby is discovered in dire need of medical treatment in South-east London 1940.
#29 A Here a boisterous bunch of boys and girls make a house of hay in New York during the early 20th 19oos.
#30 And of course, childhood would not be complete without a good game of marbles like this one here in Missouri 1940s.