Knowing that "Old Fashioned" was coming up, I combed my photo files to find pics of those items and a couple of others that were not in the museum. These pictures are from my trip to India in 2000 and our journey across Siberia in 1998. With all the technology available to us today, there are people still doing very well with the old-fashioned methods.
No video games here! These boys at the boys' home played chess, checkers, and caroms. I had not seen a carom board since my youth. I wonder where ours ended up.
Then there's the old fashioned slate. This was required in the school bag for these first graders in the school in southern India. Shoes were not. If you enlarge the photo you can see more closely that, like first graders everywhere often do, this little girl sometimes reverses her "9".
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water--as did these children seen here in Siberia in 2000. In several rural areas there we found wells like these --and other forms of outdoor plumbing in daily use.