Vintage Photograph of Young Boys Playing Stickball in a Vacant City Lot Circa 1947

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Young boys playing stickball. New York, 1947.

Photographer Ralph Morse (1917 – 2014) captured some of the most widely seen pictures of World War II, the United States space program, and sports events for LIFE magazine for several decades.

This photo features some young kids playing stickball in a vacant lot strung with laundry in 1947.

Young boys playing stickball. New York, 1947. By Ralph Morse

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