Kōrero: Beauty contests

Baby show, 1911

Baby show, 1911

Baby shows were a form of beauty (or perhaps 'cuteness') contest for babies and small children. Here, a group of Wellington mothers and their babies are vying for the top spot at a baby show held at the Karori Garden Fete in 1911. The fête was held to raise money for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children. In the 2000s baby shows are no longer contests, but instead are information and trade events.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19110223-3-4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 19th century to the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38674/baby-show-1911 (accessed 14 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015