23 photos that show what having fun looked like before the internet 02/06/2015 1/22 France 1909: Children in the beach. The Great Paving stones. 2/22 Circa 1900: Child Playing In A Dinosaur Imprint In U.S. 3/22 United States circa 1905: Four children squat on rocks at edge of stream, mountains in background. 4/22 June 6, 1925: Little boys playing with a hand-drawn cart made out of a crate in the shallow waters of the River Thames. 5/22 Germany: Weekend; two girls fishing, 1927. 6/22 Children on a water slide at the Wannsee, 1929. Published by: 'Berliner Morgenpost' 7/22 Austria circa 1930: Children are playing in the Danube Lido. Klosterneuburg. Lower Austria. 8/22 August 10, 1932: A heat wave incident outside the Tate Gallery, children who found the water cart being filled a great attraction. 9/22 Summer delight at outside temperatures of 30 degrees celsius in Berlin: children jump into a pool in the Volkspark (urban park) of Berlin-Mariendorf - 1932 - Published by: 'Berliner Morgenpost' 26.07. 10/22 A signboard saying 'Senators only' near a fountain in the gardens of Washington's Capitol suggests that only senators are allowed to bathe here. As this is not the case, children of the capital are floundering about in the water. Around 1935. 11/22 A young girl plays under the spraying water of a special shower constructed in the street and connected to a fire hydrant on a hot Summer's day as adults and other children look on, July 19, 1937. 12/22 France - August 07: Children Swimming In The Seine In Paris, Near Notre-Dame, On August 7, 1937. 13/22 Children play in a sprinkler from a water hydrant, South Harlem, New York, New York, August 8, 1937. 14/22 Circa 1955: A group of boys in swimsuits wave from atop a manmade waterfall. 15/22 Three children in swimsuits splash around in a paddling pool, circa 1950. 16/22 Pint-sized skippers blow their sailboats along a 20-ft. course in the wading pool of a Children's Aid Society center in New York, July 30, 1952. Six-year-old James De Crescenze, second from right, won the annual "Bathtub Regatta" by a blow. He was named "Coxswain of the Year (Peanut Class)." Left to Right : John Giovanetti, aged nine; Carl Cunningham, six ; James De Crescenze, and Paul Rogina, six. 17/22 July 17, 1954: A street hydrant provides an impromptu bath for a group of children when temperatures in New York climb above the 90's. 18/22 Two children playing on Tower Beach, an artificial beach near Tower Bridge on the River Thames, London, August 31, 1955. 19/22 July 1956: A young child paddling on Shanklin beach on the Isle of Wight. Original Publication: Picture Post - Summer Holidays. 20/22 Fresh Pump Water In The Street During Summer In U.S. 21/22 Neighborhood kids use Columbus Circle fountain on Chicago's West Side as a playground and "swimming pool," July 7, 1967. 22/22 Water from a fire hydrant sprays onto a New York City street, USA, June 12, 1976.