Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Kids Finding Fun On The Streets In Postwar London Rubble


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images

In the summer of 1954, the streets of London were overrun with rambunctious kids enjoying their time off from school.

Photographer Thurston Hopkins took note of the chaos and followed along with several gangs of hyperactive moppets, snapping shots as they turned grimy streets and alleyways into playgrounds. His photos were published in Picture Post as a photo essay entitled “Children of the Streets.”

h/t: retronaut, vintag.es


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images


Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images

Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Honest Photos That Show What Veterans Look Like After A Decade Of War In The Middle East
Japanese Photographer Atsushi Morioka Releases the World's First Photo Book Focusing on Fish Faces
Dutch Impressionist Painter George Hendrik Breitner Took His Camera Onto The Streets Of Amsterdam In The 1890s
Natalia Vodianova for Jalouse, July-August 2012
Remembering George Harrison 10 Years after His Death
Typhoon Guchol Hits Across Japan
Photographer Mohamed Taher Documents Egyptian Dancers Making The Streets Of Cairo Their Stage
Photographer Captures Both Sides of Emotional Hugs
Little Buddha
Daredevil Photographer Captures Outstanding Cityscape Views Above The Rooftops Of Shanghai
Beauties Of Octoberfest, The World's Most Iconic Beer Festival 2019
25 Iconic Photos Of Rock Stars From The 1960s And 1970s Taken By Henry Diltz
Breathtaking Underwater Photography By André Musgrove
Disney-Inspired Princesses Painfully Project Real World Problems In Photo Series
Rare Vintage Photos Of Dwellers Of The Russian North Over A Century Ago
Fascinating Fashion Photography By Yuliia Stepanok
Mammal Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest Gives Top Prize To Urban Fox Photo
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019
Red Smoke Blankets the Salem Area in Oregon, Casting an Apocalyptic Glow
What Does The Ideal Man Look Like? The Answer May Depend On Where You Live
Photographs Capture What Remains Of ‘Old Shanghai’
1920s Fashion Through The Lens Of Police Mugshots
Winners Of The London Street Photography Festival 2021
This Photographer Captured 130 Images Showing The Stunning Beauty Of Redheads
Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color
Tokyo Motor Show 2011: Green Tech Dominates Fleet, From Strange To Sleek
The Velvet Kingdom: Diverse Regions of Southern Europe in Cinematic and Melancholy Photoworks by Henri Prestes
How People Look After 1, 2 & 3 Glasses Of Wine
68 Nostalgic Images Of The Greatest Pop Culture Legends In History Shared By Morrison Hotel Gallery
Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the 1990s