Vintage craft book kids are a strange lot. I don’t think photographers got as many chances at getting that “perfect” shot of children at play as modern photographers do. So here they are; enjoying their new beanie, wearing smocks, or anything else that vintage craft book children do.
And they do so many, many things:
They look surly for portraits
They look awkward in hats
They torment puppies (on the left)
They wonder if anyone has noticed that the boat is too big for that water container
They can’t look properly at the camera
They wear crazy head gear
They wear painted bags
They wonder why the hell anyone would think these games were interesting
…but they’re pretty polite about it
They are forced to put their hands in bran, when it is clearly gross
And they hang out with some big crustaceans!
And, remember the girl who hated her dinosaur? She’s not a fan of the puppets but some crafty photographer figured a way to censor her…
Someone’s caged her birds today