Derby in diapers: How were retrogonki crawling babies
• Derby in diapers: How were retrogonki crawling babies
It is very questionable from an ethical point of view, but they are not less popular event held annually at the fair in Palisades Park, NJ, from 1946 to 1955. We are presenting you with a unique series of archival photographs showing full of excitement on the part of parents and suffering from the direct participants in the children's race, in which unfolded serious struggle for cash prizes. Well, to judge whether it is - a fascinating and entertaining sport or shaped mockery of young children, we provide you with ourselves.
The race begins with the fact that his own mother placed her children in the starting gate, suspiciously reminiscent of the real gates used in horse racing.
Participating in competitions kids often barely standing on his feet and did not know how to walk.
Mother, other family members and visitors fairs actively rooting for the participants in the race. By the way, "derby in diapers" were very popular, and collected a lot of spectators.
Not surprisingly, children's races were full of not only excitement and fun, but also shouting, crying and tantrums participants.
In order to get to the finish line, some needed a snack.
Others overdo it because of the outdoor exercises that showered on the go and do not finish the race.
As the finish line were plush toys. They also served as motivation for crawling participants.
Those who got up and just walked to the finish line, subject to disqualification.
Toys, to which the participants of the race still managed to crawl, they were allowed to keep.
All the participants were assigned funny "nicknames" also suspiciously reminiscent of horse. They were placed on a large poster of the field for the race with chances of winning each of the young athletes. It remains unknown whether to accept them really rate.
Race winner received prize money and the crown. However, instead of the joy of winning the crown often bring only more frustration.
In 1946, the famous magazine LIFE wrote that children's race "really so absurd as you might think," but this did not prevent them regularly spending over a decade. You will be surprised, but like "diaper derby" periodically held so far, in this era of concern for human rights and the fight against child abuse.