I have no way to confirm this, but that sure looks like a yellow mat being clutched by the kid in the middle of the puddle. This is the street I grew up on in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The spring thaw sent freezing water between the houses into the street. I'm in the puddle with my brother.
Little did I know that in a couple of years my aeronautical engineer dad would move us all to Redondo Beach where the aerospace action was in the late '50s. The rest is history.
Going to get wet today at Pismo or Shell.