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December 17, 2022

Vintage Photographs of People Having Fun at the Bois de Boulogne During the Winter of 1956

In February 1956, winter made the Bois de Boulogne a playground for skaters. On the lake covered with 18 cm of ice, skaters of all ages tried their hand at skating. 

Take a look back at skaters having fun on the frozen lake in the Bois de Boulogne in 1956 through these fascinating vintage black and white photos taken by Jack Garofalo:

Skaters watched by a park guard on the frozen lake. 

Young skaters looking at a man dragging a ladder. 

A guard and a worker carrying a ladder in the center of the lake. 

People standing around and watching a couple skating.

A collision on the frozen lake. 

An elderly man skating.

Tessa Beaumont, dancer from Les Ballets Roland Petit, putting on her skates. 

Tessa Beaumont, dancer from Les Ballets Roland Petit, sitting on the ice. 

Tessa Beaumont, dancer from Les Ballets Roland Petit, putting on her skates. 

A young couple skating on the playground. 

Several couples standing near a warning sign. 

A group of elderly men playing cards in the woods despite the cold. 

A group of elderly men playing cards in the woods whilte a young couple stroking their dog. 

An elerly man cautiously skating while two young people watching him. 

A man showing his friend how to skate.

A young man pushing his friend on a chair on the frozen lake. 

A young man showing his friend his skating skill. 

A group of friends playing on the frozen lake.

Three skaters doing tricks in front of their friends on the frozen lake. 

Young people having fun with their fall on the frozen lake. 




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