Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Categories: Children | History

In this post we will talk about those times when the concept of "caring for children" had a completely different meaning than it does now. For his new book, "A Retrogid on Parenting: A Past You Probably Won't Believe In," writer Chris Wilde has unearthed some amazing photos.

And while caring women from generations of mommy forums are scouring the apartment in search of ammonia, we can only advise you never to repeat this.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Do you have a light? The boys look like heavy smokers in their bizarrely furnished secret lair.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Kids who can barely lift boxing gloves were placed in an improvised boxing ring in the 1950s.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Synchronized swimming: beginners are taught using a kind of carousel. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 1930s.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Babies are "dried" on a rope, and it seems they are not happy about it.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

A woman hides her children in a closet during a German air raid on London.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

The brothers left the baby in an empty trash can while they were playing.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Children in front of a quartz lamp in 1938, after the publication of studies indicating the benefits of its use for the treatment of chest infections and anemia.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

Children sleep in the open air on the roof of the school for orphans.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

A baby is breathing fresh air in a cage hung out of the window.

Just don't tell social workers: the harsh life of the kids of the past

"Driver, please be careful with me!": mom just wants her child to give way.

Keywords: Caring | Book | Writer | Past | Retro | Black and white photography

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