Baby Racing in the 1950s, New Jersey.

diaper-derby-baby-racing-12The annual event was held at a fairground in Palisades Park, New Jersey, from 1946 to 1955.
They were fiercely-fought competitions full of screaming, crying, and tantrums, but as one set of archived images reveals, baby-racing Diaper Derbies were in fact a popular spectator sport during the mid-twentieth century.
For some reason – probably health and safety gone mad – baby racing is no longer a thing you can go and see.
But these photos from the golden era of baby racing are amazing.

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Source: vintage everyday: Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport During The Mid-20 Century, And It Was Amazing!

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