Photo courtesy of Marietta Museum of History

Once Upon a Playground

Sep 1, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017
DaysTime
Every Mon-Sat10am – 4pm
Adults$7
Seniors/Students$5
Children (4 and under)Free!

Description

The classic metal and wood structures that have populated playgrounds for most of the twentieth century—towering metal slides, giant jungle gyms, whirling merry-go-rounds, bouncing seesaws—have become beloved artifacts of childhood. Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tribute to these vanishing playgrounds of our past, celebrating their place in American culture and the collective memories of generations. The exhibition combines contemporary photographs of classic equipment, vintage images of playground scenes from the Library of Congress’ collections, and images from period playground catalogs and other ephemera. By bringing together these diverse sources, the exhibition highlights a playground vernacular that developed over decades, while providing historical context and cultural insight.

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