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|Creator:||Asbury Park Baby Parade|
|Title:||Asbury Park Baby Parade Photos|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of photographs, postcards, and newspaper clippings from the Asbury Park Baby Parades from the years 1911-1920.|
|Quantity:||.01 linear feet/ 1 folder|
|Collection Number:||MG 1584|
The seasonal Baby Parade was a popular feature of several Monmouth County Towns, but Asbury Park held the biggest. The first Baby Parade was held on July 22, 1890, led by founder James Bradley. 200 children participated and only one won the grand prize, which was a baby carriage. Ten years after the first Baby Parade, about 500 children participated, and every state in the Union except two was represented. By 1910, Asbury Park's Baby Parade had become the most popular event to watch, drawing 100,000 spectators. The parade consisted for the most part of decorated baby carriages and the prizes were given for the best decorated carriages. By 1919 the winner of the parade was awarded an automobile. With the exception of the Depression and war years, the tradition of the Asbury Park Baby Parade continued until mid-century.
This collection consists of photographs, postcards, and newspaper clippings from the Asbury Park Baby Parades from the years 1911-1920. The postcards are pictures of various decorated floats and carriages. Included in the pictures are the Van Zandt twins and the Kellogg sisters, Elodie and Susan. Other photographs include a picture of an indoor theater and an orchestra performing around spectators. The newspaper clippings are from the September 5, 1920 issue of The New York Times showing 12 year old Miss Lila Hopkins and a scene of the thirteenth annual parade.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Parades--New Jersey--Asbury Park.|
|Asbury Park (N.J.)|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1564, Asbury Park Baby Parade photos, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Buchholz, Margaret Thomas, ed. Shore Chronicles. (Down the Shore Publishing: New Jersey, 1999) 119.
Photographs, Postcards and Newspaper Clippings.
|1||1||Postcards of floats and carriages||1912-1913|
|1||1||Photographs of spectators||1911,1913|
|1||1||Newspaper clippings||Sept. 5, 1920|
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