DMH Spotlight - In collaboration with Ron Jones Children in Adventure Playground Back

Probably should have begun long ago to share the stories behind the photographs for which I receive requests, with the often eloquent and fascinating voices of the folks who want to use them. I was so intrigued by Ron Jones' genius in his field that I asked him to annotate these and he will be writing about them on his websites as well:

Ron Jones, MS - Historical Kinesiologist, Physical Educator.His text is forthcoming, and will be in a different color as well as carry his name. Text here in black is for my notes.

 

 


This girl-boy thing was being encouraged! This is outside the Kissing Booth. You can't make this stuff up. I wonder what our younger generation is thinking....

These are all from the photographs made for Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association in 1971; the playground was named Adventure Mountain Playground as shown here, in honor of the pile of sand.

We can see the little girl's playing with a tool that today would horrify The different tone is from a different printing paper I was trying out .I didn't adopt it.

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All of this innocence seems so far away....

Teen hangout in the basement.

My version of Christina's world.

Sponge toss from the other side...I never think I noticed the wet on the boy's trunks, at right,before working on this today. One of my favorite images, included in A Life in Photography book

Wonder what they are up to today?

This was the petting zoo, in crates. This is on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a neighborhood not nearly so posh and yuppified as it is today.

I think this was at the top of the "mountain." The image has a sort of Lord of the Flies quality to it now.

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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may...

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

- 1591-1674

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
   Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
   Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
   The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
   And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
   When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
   Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
   And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
   You may forever tarry.

 


In the days before we were considered racist...

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