When the Girls Come Out to Play

When the Girls Come Out to PlayImage is of a group of young girls playing jump rope outside Two girls turn the rope                         each of them standing near a tree with other girls huddled around each end of the rope.                         The focal point of the image is a girl in a dress and apron with black hair her hair                         moving as she is mid jump A blonde girl also wearing a dress and apron is mid step                         looking back at the game suggesting she has just jumped out of the rope The girls turning                         the rope are dressed in long skirts and tunics suggesting they may be                         older than the girls in aprons The girl holding the left end of the rope is wearing striped                         stockings and shoes The rope is at the top of its spin and at its highest point the rope                         breaks the black bounding box that otherwise encapsulates the image In the background we see                         that the area is wooded with a dark canopy The ground is grassy and some girls are barefoot                         The image is drawn in thick black strokes with minor facial detail In the bottom right of                         the image we see the artist’s mark a white M in a black circle The image is in                         landscape orientation The piece may be inspired by the nursery rhyme Girls and Boys Come out to Play

MLA citation: Mackie, Chares H. "When the Girls Come Out to Play." The Evergreen 1 (1895): 66. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2016. Web. [Date of access]