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an old black and white photo of people playing with a pole
Life in gardens: maypole swing
"Children swinging on maypole, La Forge, Missouri. Project school at Southeast Missouri Farms," August 1938, by Russell Lee, via Library of Congress.
four children are playing with each other on the sidewalk
an old black and white photo of children playing with hula hoops on the lawn
All-TIME 100 Greatest Toys - TIME
Humans have been hula hooping for hundreds of years. During the first half of the 20th century, the best way to see someone use a hula hoop was to watch Chinese acrobats twirl multiple hoops on their...