Vintage Photos to Inspire You to Plan Your Own Family Picnic


Because food tastes better when you eat it outside.

Perfect picnic


Wendell Gladstone, foreground, and his 
family enjoy lunch in upstate New York in 1936. Among those with him is his wife, Ruth, holding 
baby Shirley on her lap. Shirley’s daughter, Wendy Eaton of Seattle, WA, sent in the picture.

Getting out of the house


With no AC at home, Jack Gross, second from left, took guests Grant, Neita and Derril Gwinner on a picnic in Columbus, NE, in 1958. Wife Hilvie snapped the shot, sent by daughter Dulcie Shoener of Whitefish Bay, WI, 
who was pushing sister Melanie’s buggy.

Riding high


We made our own fun


“We had lots 
of picnics and played hundreds of games of cards when I was a kid. Mom and Dad always said they couldn’t go to fancy places, so they made their own fun.”—Martha H. Williams

No learning—only play


Gertrude Woehrlin’s kids Beverly, Kevin and Patricia—along with Simon the Cat—have a snack on the wagon 
at the family’s lakefront cabin. “We moved to the lake the day school was out and didn’t move home until school started in fall,” she says. “When we 
got there, it was like turning horses 
out to pasture. No lessons—only play.

By Editors of Reminisce


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