Children Throughout History

Blog about children's experiences throughout history and how childhood is shaped by historical events.


New York, 1957.

By Brassaï

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Untitled, Liepaja, Latvia, 2014

"evacuee Children at London Station

Police and railwayman escort children at Ealing Station as they are evacuated to safer destinations, September 1939. Ealing Broadway, Ealing, London, UK. “—

"The Fultz girls-Mary Anne, Mary Alice, Mary Catherine and Mary Louise- were the first set of black quadruplets. They were born in May 1946 to a mute mother and a father who was a farmer. They were featured in Ebony and Jet Magazines. They debuted at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority ball in 1964, and attended Bethune Cookman College for 2 years, but didn’t do too well. They graduated from the Barbizon modeling school, and had jobs modeling. Mary Catherine is the only quad still alive today."—by  vieilles_annonces on Flickr

Mexican wrestler at carnival, Merida, Mexico, 1982. Photograph: Nan Goldin, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery" -The Guardian


sharecroppers’ families gathering needs for their 4th of July celebration, whites and blacks together. Hill House, Mississippi

photo by Dorothea Lange, July 1936

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Boys in a Glasgow back court show off their Christmas presents, which include astronaut suits and Space Hoppers, 1970s (via Brainpickings

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Two Dutch children passing food to German children through the fence that divided the streets of Nieuwstraat/Neustraße, Kerkrade 10 October 1946

Post-War Friends by Fox Photos on Getty Images

"Young War Evacuees. A nurse looks over a row of toddlers who sit along a wall as World War II evacuees, at a nursery in Middlesex, England. 1941 "

Baby Parade by Fox Photos on Getty Images

The Great Depression: Twelve year old son of a cotton sharecropper near Cleveland, Mississippi. 1937 June. photographer: Dorothea Lange

Ist picture: Martin Luther King and Mrs. King playing with thier kids.

2nd picture: His wife and children after his assassination. They gather in the doorway of the plane after they flew from Memphis to Atlanta for his burial.

"A Japanese-American boy gets a hug from his pal during lunchtime at Raphael Weill Public School in San Francisco, April 1942. Not long after this photo was taken, children of Japanese ancestry (including the pictured boy) were evacuated with their parents to spend the duration of World War II in War Relocation Authority centers."

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Harlem, 1961 

by Steve Schapiro

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Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1936


A mother and her two young children who survived the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-Boat, after they were rescued in Queenstown, Ireland, May 1915 -

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