A young Girl sings for her Dog.

Girl Playing for Her Dog.
Kids today might find this hard to believe, but there really was a period in time when smartphones didn’t exist.
“But how did they entertain themselves?” we hear you cry. “How did they survive without instant and constant access to hilarious videos of cats being cats and people failing at stuff?”
Well, actually, they managed just fine. Check out these vintage pictures of children enjoying themselves before mobile phones were invented to see what we mean.
Compiled by Bored Panda, the list serves as an important reminder that all you really need to enjoy yourself is a little bit of imagination.
See more images via 10+ Historical Pics Of Kids Playing Reveal How Much Technology Has Changed Our Childhood | Bored Panda

Vietnam’s Oldest Circus.

Behind the Curtain
Circus performers in Hanoi, Vietnam, prepare for the show minutes before it gets under way.
Nguyen Thi Thu Hiep, shown here stretching, is a contortionist.
For extra money, she also performs at private parties and social events.
See more pictures from the September 2016 story “Behind the Curtain of Vietnam’s Oldest Circus.”
See more Images via Nighttime Street Image, Beijing | National Geographic Photo of the Day

Mickey Mouse Club started in 1930.

“The first was a theater-based Mickey Mouse Club started on 4 January, 1930 at 12 noon at the Fox Dome Theater in Ocean Park, California with 60 Theaters hosting clubs by 31 March.
The Club released its first issue of the Official Bulletin of the Mickey Mouse Club on 15 April, 1930.
By 1932, the Club had 1 million members, and in 1933 its first British club opened at Darlington’s Arcade Cinema. In 1935, with so many clubs around the world, Disney begins to phase out the club.”SHORPY_03966uAnnette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve.
She rose to prominence as one of the most popular “Mouseketeers” on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles “O Dio Mio,” “Tall Paul” and “Pineapple Princess“, as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful “Beach Party” genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.