This colorful lithograph of boys' on a playground was published by Pastime Publishing Company in December 1881 as a "pastime for little fingers." The many activities of young 19th century boys are portrayed; the favorite pastimes include shooting marbles, various ball games with sticks and bats, bowling, trundling hoops, playing soldier, and leapfrog. The full color page of the playground scene includes cutout figures of boys designed to be pasted on the large playground picture.
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or home activities this holiday season.
From the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZC4-3217] CLICK HERE TO PRINT