I often post photos of children who suffered because of poverty and poor living conditions. By contrast, here are photos of children playing and having fun, taken during 1890-1980, and from all around the world.
1890. This lucky boy wheels his toy train past a shop window.
America, 1900. Leap-Frog is still popular today.
Europe, 1910. A set up photo to show a girl and her cat.
Edwardian children with their stilts. 1910.
Boys playing in old car tyres.
Sisters on their new tricycles.
1950s Lamp-post swing in post-war Britain.
Play in the park.
American boys with a toy car and bike.
Hanging upside down is always popular.
Walking the rails in rural America.
School break time.
Potentially dangerous inner-city play.
Russian children playing in snow.
New York City, still enjoying trying stilts.