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Description: Andy Pafko, ballplayer for the Milwaukee Braves, and his wife playing shuffleboard. They are crouching in front of benches painted with advertising for Zol...

Photograph

Frisbee Catch

Date: 1980-03-28 

Description: A frisbee is backlit by the sun as a boy reaches out to catch it.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A group of children stand in a circle under trees while playing an outdoor game led by Mrs. Markley. Two children sit on a tree swing to the right and hors...

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Description: Native Americans playing a lacrosse-like game of ball.

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Description: Portrait of Loyd G. Harris and family holding pool cues.

Date: 1950-11-27 before

Description: Front cover of the menu for a dinner given by Nazrollah Entezam, President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly during its fifth session and leader...

Date: 1872 

Description: Exterior view of the Saint Julien Billiard Rooms on Main Street on the Fourth of July.

Date: 1944-07-02 

Description: Fourth of July celebration in Westmorland neighborhood with three men pitching horseshoes. Shown here are Elmer Nielson, 4022 Winnemac Avenue, Ray Heibel,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Mary Virginia McCormick (1861-1941) playing croquet. Mary Virginia was the daughter of Chicago industrialist and inventor, Cyrus Hall McCormick.

Photograph

Riverbank Card Game

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men smoking pipes and playing cards in the grass along a riverbank.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of veterans pose while playing horseshoes at the National Military Home, which opened in 1867. In the background, the top of the National Military...

Photograph

Turtle Game

Date: 1994-06 

Description: "Players coax on turtles at the 'Turtle Game' at Firemen's Park."

Date: 1987-02-28 

Description: Stephanie Johnson (from left), 16, Chanell Biami, 15, and Letesa Evans, 16, played a childhood game Friday after seeing their little sisters playing a rope...

Photograph

A Stone Fight

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Description: Children having a stone fight in an unpaved alley or street in an underprivileged neighborhood. Some of the boys are holding trash can lids as protection,...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Girls turning rope for a young boy to skip outside the Sunnyside School in Cook County.

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Description: Four women sitting on the floor playing a game. Includes the Spaulding twins.

Date: 1949-05-02 

Description: Carroll Becker of Norberg Electric batting in a Madison women's softball league game. The umpire is Charlie Pendergast.

Date: 1977-10 

Description: Rod Ballmer (center), Paul Bernsdorf (left), and Jeffrey Mondeik at Ballmer's Old Time Tavern. There is a cribbage board on the bar and the wall behind the...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Cary and Everetta Bass with their Christmas tree. Cary holds a toy horn; Everetta holds a doll.

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