These Old Photos Show How Tough Kids Were Raised in the Past

These were the days before they put the word ‘care’ into childcare.

The astonishing pictures below show just how tough kids were raised in the past. Needless to say, parents of the past raised their kids tough.

Got a light, kid? These kids look far too experienced at smoking cigarettes for their age.

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Hung out to dry: These babies certainly don’t look like they are enjoying hanging out the washing.

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Fighting fit: Baby boys given tiny boxing gloves in a makeshift boxing ring.

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Children receiving sun ray treatment at the child welfare centre in Harrow Road, west London. It was thought the treatment prevented anaemia and chest infections.

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Synchronised swimming: Novice bather’s learn on a ‘merry go-round’ at their school in Cincinnati in 1930.

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That’s one way of making sure your baby gets fresh air. This baby is suspended in a wire cage hanging from an apartment block.

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Children sleeping on the roof of a school

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A toddler is left in an empty mesh rubbish bin while his brothers have gone to play.

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This concerned mother fastened a sign to her son asking motorists to watch out for him.

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A day nursery in the East End of London, where the children shelter in a linen cupboard during an air raid.

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