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    Footage of baby show in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

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    Staffordshire babies - Tamworth exhibition of fine specimens.

    Baby exhibition / pram parade at Tamworth in Staffordshire; England. Opens with LS of a little procession - nursemaids carrying sign: 'Tamworth centre'; then a group of young boys; 2 playing drums...Women with sign 'save the babies'. A pram procession -- women push babies in decorated baby buggies. CU same; with prams moving toward camera; flowers; union jacks; on the baby carriages and chairs. GV pan to left across all these people - mothers; nurses; babies; children -- even a few men -- all arranged in rows on a hillside; posing for a picture.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:07:00 / 01:36:39:00
    ON 087 L

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  1. Unknown user says

    This was for "National Baby Week," the slogan for which was "Save the Babies." Begun in 1914 during WWI when many women were required to work with their husbands off at war, (or had been made widows), there was increased concern that children would suffer as a result. A campaign was begun to educate women about the basics of pediatric care, and ensure they and their children would be seen in a sympathetic light by society in general. Events such as this were organized all across the country, and included baby shows--not for the most handsome--but for the most healthy babies.

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