Shorpy Saturday – Lil Swingers: 1905

By Jeffrey Buck

The summer is coming to end sadly. August is fast approaching which means kids will soon be back in school. The photograph today depicts a different time for children. It’s a time when outdoor activities heavily outweighed those done indoors. Choices were easy because objects like Nintendo and the internet didn’t tempt us to miss out on a sunny day. Enjoy a baseball game this weekend or take a walk or lay by the pool. Enjoy the sun!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Lil Swingers: 1905“:


Detroit circa 1905. “Children’s Day, Belle Isle Park.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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1 Response to Shorpy Saturday – Lil Swingers: 1905

  1. Mike says:

    Guess they were upset they couldn’t play with their abacuses. Not a smile in the bunch.

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