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Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila

Remember swinging so high you thought you could make the swing go over the top of the swingset? And then you'd slow down a little bit so you weren't going so high and jump off the swing and fly through the air.

Soda Fountain

Teen dates in the were usually at a diner such as in this picture. Other popular dates were drive-ins or picnics. The dates were simple and cheap. Couples would share a milkshake at the diner.

I remember doing this.  I also remember almost tearing my big toe off when I landed badly.  Awww the memories.

jumping out of swings. now there would be a lawsuit if some school let somebody's kid jump out of a swing. do they even have swingsets on playgrounds anymore. Do schools even have playgrounds anymore?

Damit.! It's just been one of those days!

I just swoon over this picture! Love the black and white. Love the little girl. Love the elephant. Love it all! SO CUTE!

Miss Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer (famed for her Dove Dance) leaving her recently bombed London home for St. George’s Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.C. Martin in 1940

Wartime Bride Sets Out For Church - Miss Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer famed for her Dove Dance, leaves her recently bombed home for St. George's Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.

Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.  Following on from the Spivs and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.

Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.

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