Vintage Photograph Shows Children Playing in the Met Museum Fountain in Summer of 1976

June 10, 1976: An unseasonably hot day in mid-June called for splashing in the fountains outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
June 10, 1976: An unseasonably hot day in mid-June called for splashing in the fountains outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Photo: Lively Morgue
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Photo: Lively Morgue

The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleamed from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's posting features a photograph of children playing in the Met Museum fountain on an unseasonably hot June 10th, 1976.

June 10, 1976: An unseasonably hot day in mid-June called for splashing in the fountains outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The original article from 1976 has more.

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