11 july 1968 & family summer fun
#OTD-ish 11 July 1968 A child plays on the slide as her father watches below. It's hard to tell whether the child is bracing the sides of the slide with her hands and feet because it's fun or if it's because this is her first time and she's nervous.
Note that there is an orange cropping mark on the right side of the image. This was either made by the photographer or the editor to indicate that this is where the image should be cropped before it's published in the newspaper. There were marks on all sides of the photograph. However, I decided to extend beyond the desire of the newspaper because I wanted the full image of the father in the frame.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you recognize the child and parent in the photo? Do you recognize the playground? Where did you play in 1968? What was playground equipment like in 1968? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, Evening Star Photo Collection. Date unknown. Photographer unknown.