Equipment of the American Red Cross playground at Elbasan, Albania where five hundred children are enjoying the happiest days of their lives. It was constructed under an American Nurse’s direction with two tree stumps and several rough hewn poles. Four Albanian mountaineers supply the motive power, 1920.



A home made Ferris Wheel. Erected on the American Red Cross playground at Elbasan. The picture shows American Nurses who took a trip to prove its safety to the children. The children in Albania never knew how to play or work either until the Red Cross came. Here at Elbasan 500 youngsters are playing American games and learning useful trades under Red Cross direction. The nurses are Miss Sara W. Crossley of Cape Charles Va. and Miss Eleano Wilson of New York City, 1920.


Children’s playground on roof of large New York store while mothers are shopping; Pony and swings, 1919.


N.Y. Playground, 1910.


Young Serbia at Play. Thanks to the American Red Cross the children of Serbia are playing again. After feeding the Serbs the Americans provided playgrounds. Here are the children using a real American swing  for the first time, 1919.


C.H. Milano – Ross School 5′ 3/4″ graded schools, Plaza playground, 1925.



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