Better Babies Contests
18 objects illustrate this topic:

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"1908 Prize Winner, "Better Baby' Contests. Mrs. Frank deGarmo, Originator of THE IDEA." Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport (#2245)
"5th Annual Baby Show, Louisiana State Fair 1913" (#2251)
"Adjudged the most perfect baby in the Panama Canal Zone" (#972)
Announcement for Louisiana State Congress of Mothers, with news clippings (#2254)
Announcement for Louisiana State Congress of Mothers, with photo of 1909 Model Home (#2255)
Better Babies contestant, with trophy, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport (#2250)
Better Babies Contest award certificate, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport (#2260)
Examining staff for the Fitter Families Contest at Michigan State Fair. Leon F. Whitney (center) and Mary T. Watts (standing, third from right). (#17)
"...First Baby Health Contest...2d Annual Baby Contest - 100 entries - 70 contests," Mothers Congress Model Home, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport (#2248)
Florence Brown Sherbon and Mary T. Watts, founders of the Fitter Families Contest, with Leon F. Whitney at Kansas State Free Fair (#20)
Infant being examined for a Better Babies Contest (#2244)