Once Upon a Playground
A Celebration of
Classic American Playgrounds, 1920-1975
188 pp. 247 illus. 8 ½” x 11”
University Press of New England, 2014
$35 plus shipping
Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tour of early to mid-twentieth-century playgrounds, and celebrates their place in American culture and the collective memory of generations. The book features over 160 contemporary photographs taken by Biondo with dozens of vintage images of playgrounds around the country offering a rare and nostalgic look at these beloved icons of childhood.