Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Helen Louise Schneider Baby Beauty Contests Photograph Album

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1494
Creators:
Schneider, Florence C. Woller, 1895-1983
Dates:
1922-1941
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Photograph album primarily documenting Helen Louise Schneider as a contestant in baby beauty contests in New Jersey.

Content Description

Content Description
Photograph album primarily documenting Helen Louise Schneider in beauty contests and parades in New Jersey. Included among the photographs are newspaper clippings relating to the events. In addition, there are photographs documenting places the Schneider family lived and visited, including Detroit, Florida (mainly St. Petersburg), Philadelphia, and Virginia. Many of these images include extended family, friends, and family pets. There are certificates from schools Schneider attended and a 1933 class photograph from Longstreth School in Philadelphia. Loose photographs of Schneider at the age of ten and her wedding were tucked inside the front of the album. Most of the photographs were identified by her mother, Florence Schneider, and include her original drawings and illustrations on the pages of the album.

Arrangement

Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Helen Louise Schneider (March 27,1922-January 21,1997) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Frank Emerson Schneider (July 11, 1892-November 12, 1971) and Florence C. Woller Schneider (March 6, 1895-January 24, 1983). According to a newspaper clipping in the album her parents worked at the Columbia Yarn Shop on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey. As a baby Schneider competed in various baby contests and participated in parades. In 1941, at the age of nineteen she married George Dayton Rauch (May 13, 1917-June 28, 2000) in Philadelphia. She later worked as a clerk for a retail florist. Schneider died in 1997 at the age of seventy-five in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Administration

Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Audrey Willius
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased in July 2018.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, 2023. Finding aid endcoded by Audrey Willius, intern, 2023.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Helen Louise Schneider Baby Beauty Contests Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Contests, Baby Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parades Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boardwalks -- New Jersey Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspaper clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schneider, Helen Louise Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Between the Covers Rare Books Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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