Kids from the Lower East Side - New York City 1937. This charming image captures the antics of children in the lower east side of New York City in the United States in 1937. Sat in a wheel barrow, the four youngsters share a giggle as they make the most of splashing around in water on a hot American day. Its timeless black and white photography capture the essence of fun, youth and innocence.
This poster for the New York City Department of Parks was created to announce classes for swimming lessons: "Learn to swim campaign. Classes for all ages forming in all pools." The poster shows African Americans on one side and white children on the other. It was illustrated by John Wagner for the WPA Federal Art Project, c. 1940.
Things to do with kids: Free Summer Swimming Lessons and Outdoor Sports Programs for NYC Kids
Hanging out poolside is one of the most popular and easiest ways to cool off in the final days of the the city summer. Doggie paddle or get free swimming lessons at any of the New York City Parks' public pools!