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ta0

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New York 1911
« on: March 13, 2022, 08:58:27 PM »

This is footage taken in 1911 in New York city, remastered and with sound added. Maybe it's my imagination and my obsession with tops, but at 1:35 I have the impression that the kids have tops in their hands:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWtWJAmHuc8

There is at least one more thing "top" related in the footage.
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Paris 1900
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 09:02:02 PM »

Not tops, but three girls with diabolos at the very end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBbcXKguzA
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Re: New York 1911
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2022, 03:40:57 AM »

Oui du diabolo !
Les filles sont habillées comme sur les cartes postales chromo de l époque

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Re: New York 1911
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 01:16:50 PM »

Kinda makes you want a big hat with flowers.
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Japan 1913
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2022, 03:29:36 PM »

Starting at 3:30 you can see that skill toys have a long tradition in Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQAmZ_kR8S8

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Perhaps a pegtop find in very old footage
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2024, 11:38:13 PM »

I think there might be a top in this short footage (colorized and probably restored with AI) from a playground that appears to be from the early 1900s (perhaps late 1800s?). I found it by chance on X (ex-Twitter) without any background information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkBdr2VpHVI

I noticed the string on a first viewing and reviewing it I concluded that the boy behind the boxers has a top that he might have dropped on the ground at the end. What do you think?
If somebody finds the footage again with credits or more information, please share it.

PS: I might need to move this thread to Top Related.
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