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Boy paddling in the sea

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Boy paddling in the sea, about 1890

Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum

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haack.steve, Samuel Salgado Tello, and 186 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Diogo Sallaberry 77 months ago | reply

    nice! it feels like this scene is their own world, some kind of bubble, that keeps them away from the problems.

  2. National Media Museum 77 months ago | reply

    Hi dsallaberry - I think you're right with this. The circular nature of the image adds to the enclosed, "cosy" feeling the photo conveys. Like, as you say, a bubble. The children lost in their own little world.

  3. top special.baby [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    really amazing!

  4. SandyEm 70 months ago | reply

    What a delightful study :-)

  5. Conrado Maletá-Sarid [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called THE CIRCLE OF WISDOM, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. Norskejenta1 [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    Sweet Photo of how Small Children, learned to live by the Water.

  7. MyLiliesMyLo 33 months ago | reply

    Weird! This would never happen now -- at least not in the U.S.--with most parents. Letting kids frolic near a gigantic body of water on slimy rocks. Well, some might, but you can be they'd end up on the news.

  8. alexponca 13 months ago | reply

    An invaluable contribution to the art of photography. Congratulations!

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