Babies and Parents at Baby Contest, 1950s

Title

Babies and Parents at Baby Contest, 1950s

Subject

Baby Show, Baby Contest, Blue Ridge Agricultural Fair, Bernard Dougherty, Watt Gragg, Boone, Palmer Blair, Melissa Richardson, David Richardson

Description

This image shows a large group of mothers and their babies at the Baby Show held at the Blue Ridge Agricultural Fair in Boone, NC. The baby show was a staple of the fair events during the early 1950s, typically with Dougherty and Gragg judging. Standing at far left is Bernard Dougherty, while Watt Gragg is standing at far right. For coverage of the baby shows, see Watauga Democrat, September 20, 1951, and September 25, 1952. In this image, Melissa Richardson is standing at center of the back row (third mother from the right), holding David Richardson. Given his apparent age in this image, this is likely the 1953 Baby Show.

Creator

Palmer Blair

Date

Circa 1953

Contributor

Julie A. Richardson

Format

Black and White Photograph

Language

English

Type

Still Images

Identifier

Ric-Bdr-01-014

Spatial Coverage

Boone, NC

Scanning Technician

Eric Plaag

DPI

600

Bit Depth

24

Collection Name

Richardsons of Boone Drug Collection

Scanning Software

EPSON Scan

Files

Ric-Bdr-1-014.jpg

Citation

Palmer Blair, “Babies and Parents at Baby Contest, 1950s,” Digital Watauga, accessed September 18, 2018, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/6158.

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