This was painted by Winslow Homer in 1872 and it is oil on canvas. The painting shows children during that time period playing a common game called snap the whip. The suspenders, short pants, and caps the kids are wearing truly capture the 1800 American attire. The bright red building is most likely a school house, with the teachers standing close by watching the kids. The kids have bare feet which symbolizes a child's freedom, while also wearing suspenders associated with manhood's responsibilities.