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Archival Napping

With the advent of Fall, I’m happily adding archival layers to my wardrobe, but I’m also looking back with nostalgia on the warmer, sun weary days of August.  Boston Public Library posted photos of city dwellers from the 1930s napping in public parks – a communal practice that has sadly disappeared in the last seven or so decades.  As someone who shuns tank tops and ostensibly summerweight clothing, I love that most of the nappers, despite the swelter, are fully clothed, wearing long sleeved shirts, long pants and lace up shoes. 

  

 

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  1. ” a communal practice that has sadly disappeared in the last seven or so decades.”

    Perhaps you need to spend more time in Boston. You’ll still find (non-vagrant)adults napping on the common. Still see them in JFK Park in Cambridge and on the Cambridge Common to.

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