“Beach Ball Jumping” and other *terrible* Depression Era diversions

These are all courtesy of a 1937 issue of Mechanics and Handicraft magazine; click through for a deeply unsafe barrel-stave kneeboard-ish thing, a floating rifle target (!!!), and more.
That said, *damn* if the kid in the illustration don’t got some cocky *strut*! You go, beach-ball shoes kid! I’ll sign your full-body cast when you get out of the ICU!

via: More Pleasure at the Seashore | Modern Mechanix