Saturday, April 28, 2012
Hey kids, what time is it? It's "Anything Goes" time! And today we're going to be enjoying a few vintage pix of children playing around.
I love this one from 1961, featuring an elf behind the wheel of his unusual pedal-powered hotrod. It's pretty cool! The expression on his face reveals a laser-like intensity. Or he grew up to be Popeye. He's clutching something in his right hand, but even a serious zoom-in didn't help me to discern what it is. Perhaps it is the magical amulet that gives him his power.
It's equal time for the girls, from a slide dated December 1957. It looks more like the 4th of July to me, but we all know how unreliable the dates on slides can be. Two adorable girls are putting on a show, with an elaborate proscenium made from a bed sheet and crayoned paper. Linoleum provides the perfect surface for tap shoes to sound their tappiest. It looks like they are crammed into the laundry room or something, with a captive audience waiting to be entertained. The girl on the left has a pretty amazing (home-made?) satin outfit, complete with matching top hat, while the girl on the right sports a tremendous candy-striped bow.