Monday, February 11, 2013

Baby Strollers

This is a classic picture of bygone days in America. The picture was taken in 1941 in Caldwell Idaho, and shows two little girls taking their dolls for a walk in baby strollers. While the picture was taken in 1941, it looks just like I remember things growing up in the 1960's. This was a much simpler time, and one I really miss.


  1. ...and those girls ? what would they do "back then" for their future? women had their "place" and little to say about making their future etc etc

    1. Most would strive to become good wives and mothers (and in that order). Motherhood (like fatherhood) are key to a child's well-being. Today's "open-minded" society have failed to accept this and now suffer the consequences.


    2. I agree with John and I'm a woman.

      Morals and the quality of decent living have definately declined in the last few decades. For ME and I'm sure any mother and father would agree, there is nothing that would make me happier than seeing my kids growing up to morally responsibile, upstanding young women who will hopefully put God, their spouses and their kids above anything else in their lives.

  2. Another lovely photo. When I was young I wore my hair just like the girl on the left, barrette and all. We had a white metal doll buggy similar to these. After I was done playing with it my older brothers converted it into a lawn mower for my little brother.
    I'm sure many little girls of this era became wives and mothers and found joy and fulfillment in those vocations. :)
    -Anne K.

  3. And now, sadly in some cases, it's little girls pushing real babies. Don't fret too much. There are still many good, innocent children around. Sometimes we look to the past with rose colored glasses. Not everything was so great then. There is plenty to celebrate today.

  4. I had one of those. I used to love to dress up the cat and give him rides. He didn't like dressing up but enjoyed the blankets I put on him and would promptly go to sleep.

    And just what is wrong with being a good wife and mother? That is my career and I love it. And by the way, I do have a college education in a scientific field, so I didn't chose to be a wife and mother because I was stupid.
    Many children in America are being raised by strangers or no one at all and we are paying dearly for it.

  5. I look at this picture and see several things. The one girls buggy looks like her brothers may have used it for bumper cars once or twice.

    I see these girls barefoot and dressed for summer and it makes me dream of warmer days, which can't come soon enough.

    I see the grass touching the sidewalks and think, "Wouldn't todays HOA's have a fit over that! "

    Isn't it crazy how we all see something different?

  6. Awesome photo! I was born in 1956 and agree that this could be the 1960's. I so much miss the simpler times as well. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  7. Perhaps you all should come to my house!! Our 4 girls all play(ed) with dolls, and pushed them endlessly in their strollers. They also have many sets of historical era paper dolls, over which they fuss to get each ruffle cut precisely. I am a stay-at-home schooling mom, and to be clear, love every minute and did it by CHOICE. I have a college education, and gave up working outside the home to do this. Our girls, and boys, are strong, brave and confident. Playing with dolls and toys that don't light up doesn't reduce the choice, it broadens the imagination...and the nurture and compassion. Thanks for reading...I will jump off my soapbox now :)