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Collection of photographs, and other ephemera from the 1932 Detroit Baby Picture Contest

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Estimate: US$250 - US$350
Price realised:  n. a.
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Title: Collection of photographs, and other ephemera from the 1932 Detroit Baby Picture Contest Author: ** Place: Detroit Publisher: Date: [1932-33] Description: Includes: Blue award ribbon from 1932 Michigan State Fair & Exposition. Button reads "Better Babies" in gold with image of two babies. A little stained, browned, with a few small holes. * Poster on paper which reads, "$500 Baby Picture Contest Detroit Sunday Times." 17½x48½. Photo of a baby's face. Torn in many places along almost every fold. * Smaller version of same poster on card stock. 10½x21. * Four photographs of one of the six winners of the 1932 contest. Each approx. 8x10". * Small folding pamphlet announcing the six winners. 4¼x3, folding. The charming photographs feature one of the six winners. The contest is the "annual baby show, conducted by the Bureau of Child Hygiene of the Michigan State Department of Health, in connection with the Michigan State Fair and Exposition-1932." - rear of pamphlet. Lot Amendments Condition: Some brown spots on photographs, some edge wear and creasing; condition varies from good to very good. Sold as is. Item number: 201996

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 403: Americana with Manuscript Material; Travel & Exploration; Maps; Photographs
Date of the auction: 14 May 2009
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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