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January 21, 2017

Baby Racing Used to Be a Real-Life Actual Sport During the Mid-20th Century, And It Was Amazing!

The 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, and will transport you to a time before Uncle Bureaucracy stalked our lives with his endless red tape.

(Images: Keystone-France Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)



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