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Monday, April 28, 2014

Darling Children on Swings in Art and Illustrations. Late 1800's to Early 1900's


HI Everyone! So glad you have come for a visit. 
Swinging was always fun when I was a child. Playground or school swings  were fun but nothing like the one at  my Nana's house.My Grandparents had a huge old oak tree in their orchard. From one of the high strong branches hung a course rope swing with a weathered wooden seat.  The tree was back in the orchard beyond the garden fence. The perfect escape when a family gathering was no longer interesting for a child. Ferns and shrubs circled the area. It was a cool and private place to go. I wonder who originally hung the swing because that was a massive oak tree! After we had grown up my sister was married there, 
Hope you have a wonderful and creative day!
Much love as always,
Louise. 







by Frederick Morgan
  Pictures are from children's books at the Baldwin digital library. The paintings were found at  http://the-athenaeum.org/

4 comments:

Lululiz said...

What a lovely selection if images, thank you so much for sharing them.

Daniela said...

What joyful images, my dear, you cheer me up !!
Love to you <3
Daniela

marda said...

Who doesn't love swinging?? As a kid on the farm, we too had a wonderful rope swing with a worn and faded board seat. Wonderful images. Thanks.

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)