Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tour of early- and mid-century playgrounds, and celebrates their place in American culture and the collective memory of generations. With over 160 contemporary photographs and dozens of vintage images of playgrounds around the country, the book offers a nostalgic look at these beloved icons of childhood. 

Publishers Weekly: “Although Biondo’s goal was documentation, her arresting images will appeal to fine art lovers as much as nostalgic readers.”

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Published by the University Press of New England.

Update: Images and ephemera from Once Upon a Playground are now being offered as a traveling exhibit by ExhibitsUSA. Click here for details.