Children with sailboats in endearing old photographs

by | Jun 20, 2022 | Photography

Fortunate are those who had toy sailboats when they were children and played with them outdoors in the water as the sun shone brightly and one’s imagination unfurled like white sails in the wind. Childhood fades, but memories of those beautiful days stay.

Three young boys with model sailboat, c. 1890 – c. 1902
State Library Victoria Collections
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Boy at the beach on the last day of summer, Vancouver, BC, 1952
Photo credit: Leon (Lee) Holt, Province Newspaper
Courtesy of Vancouver Public Library

Boy and toy sailboat in reflecting pool, c. 1920
Photo by Theodor Horydczak (American, 1889–1971)
Courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress

Two young girls reaching for a toy sailboat, Seattle, Washington, c. 1929–1932
Photo by Vern C. Gorst (American, 1876–1953)
Courtesy of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division

Group of boys in front of the Lincoln Memorial with a toy sailboat, 1926
Courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress, Theodor Horydczak Collection

Swimming at Redcliffe, Qeensland, early 1900s
Courtesy of Vintage Queensland – Album One collection on Flickr

Two boys on the beach of Scheveningen, 1904
Photo attibuted to James Higson (no other details on photographer)
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

~ Barista Uno

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