Old Photos of Kids Playing in the Streets

Kids today may not even think that smartphones and the Internet once did not exist. And the ones that thought about it probably wonder how children entertained themselves in the past. Weren’t they constantly bored? Today we would like to show you old photos of kids playing in the streets, which can prove otherwise.

These vintage photos show that all it takes to enjoy yourself is a little imagination. Be sure to write in the comment section which photo you liked the most.

Old Photos of Kids Playing in the Streets

A little girl playing the banjo for her dog.

A boy helping a dog to drink from a drinking fountain.

© Nationalgeographic

Two kids enjoying dancing in the streets of New York.

© Atgetphotography

Paul Remos and his son feeding a giraffe at the London zoo, 1950s.

Two Parisian girls playing right under the Eiffel Tower.

© Robert-doisneau

A little Parisian boy hung up on a clothesline.

© Robert-doisneau

1940s children playing in the streets of New York.

© Atgetphotography

Three children in the street trying to catch the raindrops.

Two girls swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland.

A group of kids playing marbles in the 1940s.

Three boys playing with paper boats in 1950s Paris.

© Robert-doisneau

A Russian child using a German cannon as a swing.

We hope you enjoyed these heartwarming vintage pictures of kids playing in the streets. As always, feel free to leave your comments below!


Like many people nowadays, I love to explore new places. My favorite type is slow travelling, when you can really blend in with locals and learn about new cultures and languages. But I think there are also perfect times for enjoying freshly baked pastry, a cup of fragrant coffee, and a good movie in the comfort of your own home. I guess I'm kind of a cultural omnivore, and I watch different types of movies, but the ones about art and food inspire me the most!

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