Guide to the Asbury Park Baby Parade photos 1911-1920 MG 1564

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note:
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information
Container List

Photographs, Postcards and Newspaper Clippings

Guide to the Asbury Park Baby Parade photos
1911-1920

MG 1564

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Jeanette Cafaro.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Asbury Park Baby Parade
Title:: Asbury Park Baby Parade Photos
Dates: 1911-1920
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 1564

Historical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Topics:

Babies.
Parades–New Jersey–Asbury Park.

Subject Places:

Asbury Park (N.J.)

Document Types:

Clippings.
Photographs.
Postcards.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1564, Asbury Park Baby Parade photos, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Container List

Photographs, Postcards and Newspaper Clippings.

Box Folder Title Date
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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