Photograph of boys playing basketball at a Los Angeles park, ca.1940. To the left of center, four boys appear engaged in a game of basketball while two boys in the center appear to be engrossed in a ball that is rolling away. To the right of center, a group of five children play some sort of paddle game over a low hanging net while an adult on the left supervises. In the background, children are visible around the park. A lightly colored building sits above the children with an American flag on a pole to the right. A mountain is visible to the left in the background.; Photoprint reads "Outdoor play is enjoyed by children the year around at municipal playgrounds and recreation centers operated by the Los Angeles Playground and Recreation Department. Here is a typical playground where, summer or winter, children enjoy healthful, wholesome recreational activities, under excellent supervision".