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This is What Playing Used to Look Like!

Ball games, leapfrog, tag, cycling, and dancing used to make up a large portion of children’s play. Physical games were the most fun and we played them as often as we could. Even games like marbles were more oriented towards outdoor play. Have a look at these 18 photographs of what playing used to look like.

What Playing Used to Look Like

This photo from 1940 is so sweet. He’s concentrating so hard that his tongue is sticking out! Via/ Library of Congress

What Playing Used to Look Like

Watching a baseball game was always a good time. Via/ Library of Congress

What Playing Used to Look Like

Game of marbles on steps, 1901. Via/ Library of Congress

What Playing Used to Look Like

Playing in the sandbox, 1948. Via/ Flickr

What Playing Used to Look Like

When in doubt, get a game of baseball started! Via/ Library of Congress

What Playing Used to Look Like

Girls playing leapfrog, 1920s. Via/ Library of Congress

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