#TBT Playground on the Prairie, Arthur Lavine, 1953

On this #ThrowbackThursday I am absolutely enchanted by the geometry of metal slide and human form in this 1953 photograph by Arthur Lavine, who is best known as the official photographer for Chase Manhattan Bank. I’m not sure how he ended up in Marty, South Dakota for this shot in which the playground slide (he called it a ‘sliding board’, which is interesting) is the tallest thing on the prairie. [from SFMOMA]

3 Responses to “#TBT Playground on the Prairie, Arthur Lavine, 1953”

  1. Rika said:

    It’s an all girls slide on this occasion!

    July 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  2. Michael Cohen said:

    That’s quite a landing, especially head first! Thanks as always for your work.

    July 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  3. Brian said:

    I’ll bet the house in the background is a shade taller. 😉

    July 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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