We do not have a lot of information on outings Argentine familes took. They seem to have been similar to those in Europe. We note children playing in city parks. Unfortunately we do not yet know much about Argentne urban parks. Like the city itself, they have a rather European look. Hopefully our Argentine readers will be able to add some information.
The childrenhere, Cholo and Nelli, are enjoying an outing in an unidentified park, probably in Buenos Aires. We do know the photograph was taken in September 1934. A message on the back reads, "Recuerdo de sus Nietos cholo y Nelli. Te la envia con cariņo. Su [nuera?] Antonia. Besos y abrazos para todos. Septiembre 2, 1934." Which means, "Regards from your nice and nep[hew Cholo and Nelli. We send them with love. Your [nuera?] Antonia. Kisses and hugs for everyone. September 2, 1934." The post card back is notable for a lack of identifying stamp box or printing. It is, however, a divided back.
Parque Rivadavia is a park in Buenos Aires. The view of the park we have is undated. An Argentine reader dates it to 1965-67. We visited Argntina and Buenos Aires in 1968 and we did not see many boys wearing short pants. We would date it a little earlier. the early-60s or late 50s. Bit as we tend to give greater crrednc to our country contrinutors will archive it in the 60s. The park was particularly popular with boys. On Sundays afternoon boys would gather there to exchange, sale or just look for comic magazines. Girls weren't all that intereted in comics, but boys loved them. I remember how mich I liked them. I liked Disney Superman comics. My brother liked war comics. This was the case in other countries as well. We see boys wearing quite a variety of clothes. Some of the boys are wearing tie and jackets, maybe the school uniform. We see short pants and knee socks. Some of the boys are dressed more informally, but no one is wearing sneakers or jeans.
This park image Parque Lezama, another Buenos Aires park. Again the snapshot is not dated, but looks like the 1970s. It is a very attractive park, known for its hills. The down slopes offer the possibility for recreation. The boys here are wearing jeans and sneakers although still playing outdoor activities. An Argentine reader tells us, "This was a time when TV viewing was limited to evening hours and of course there was no internet or any type of electronic games."
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