33 Of The Best Photos Of Vintage Children In Their Elements

Lina D, from Bored Panda put together a breathtaking collection of 33 historical images featuring some of the best photography of children.

Some of the photos will remind you of the simplicity of childhood, and other images will shock you at what kids may have had to endure in their lifetimes – war.

Kids through out time found joy in toys just like today, and their animals brought them laughter for hours.

My favorite pictures are below are picked for the compassion children felt, and the despair they may have had to endure.

You may be thinking what happened to the children who were photographed in the aftermaths of war. 

The other pictures I picked showed a friendship with a toy or an animal, which also makes you wonder what a beautiful childhood the particular child had.

There are so many more spectacular ones, – find the link here

#1 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WwII

Gerald Waller

# 3 Best Friends


#6 Girl Enjoying Water, 1949

Robert Doisneau

#14 Abandoned Boy Holding A Stuffed Toy Animal, London, 1945

Toni Frissel

#16 “Wait For Me Daddy,” By Claude P. Dettloff In New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940

Claud Detloff


#17 The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927


#19 Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home, London, 1940

Hulton Deutsch Collection

Arthur Leipzig