N.Y. Playground (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

N.Y. Playground

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.13999

Call Number: LC-B2- 2802-5


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    skillful north

    • 23/Oct/2009 23:09:45

    I want that dollhouse!

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    Mona Loldwoman (Look for the good)

    • 24/Oct/2009 08:54:11

    I want that dollhouse too. Hard to believe that was in a playground for public use. Wow!

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    EmmasAngel (Enjoying Life!)

    • 24/Oct/2009 09:04:57

    I'm salivating!! I want that house for MY dolls! LOL Some girls were just so lucky back then!

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    • 24/Oct/2009 13:58:13

    I think the point is that this dollhouse did not belong to any one girl. 1) You could put something like this out in public without "protection" and it would still be there months later. 2) I'm guessing that if any child broke a piece, the parents would see that it was replaced - probably making the replacement by hand. 3) Kids knew how to SHARE, meaning that kids did not personally own more than a handful of toys at any given time...probably not much more than they could physically carry around with them.

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 24/Oct/2009 14:50:14

    No way was this left outside without protection. The dollhouse was part of a supervised playground activity, and the supervisor (an adult, of at least high school age, who may have been a volunteer, but probably was paid) would have locked it and its contents inside the shed at day's end.