Photo Essay: How City Kids Kept Cool in 1953

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The blog Ephemeral New York has a photo spread from Life magazine’s photographer Peter Stackpole of kids cooling off in Nolita during the 1953 heatwave.




Looks fun ’til the cops showed up, would it fly today?


—Compiled by Alissa Fleck

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