Littered with rubbish, the ground a pitted and cracked mess of broken concrete and old brick, regularly flooded by broken down pipes, they provided a playground for generations of Glasgow kids.
This pair, probably brother and sister, were making the best of a bad lot. Safe from traffic in the backcourt they could play to their hearts' content.
Having said that, we suspect the wee lassie with the glum face has got the hump because the boy won't give her a go on the trike.
Wrapped up in her grubby pinafore dress and bulky jersey, she's got a face like fizz.
A few years after this picture was taken, the tenements of the old Gorbals were swept away, along with many of the local families.