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Title Girl Contestants
Collection Drake Bakeries photographs
Photographer Earle Ferris Associates
Image ID V1987.7.53
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Date 1941/09/08
Description View of a cake-eating event sponsored by Drake Bakeries at Luna Park in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island. Eight young women are shown with hands behind their backs, competing to try to each eat an entire cake.

Girl Contestant. From: Earle Ferris Associates -- 40 E. 49 -- Wi. 2-3666. 9/8/41. Gratis. Girl contestants begin cake-eating orgy in contest featuring ninth annual three-day Kiddy Party given at Luna Park for underprivileged children of metropolitan area by Drake Bakeries, Inc. Radio Singers Diane Courtney and Bradford Reynolds are judges. Some 50,000 children were party guests over three-day period thru Friday [typed label with handwritten additions attached to verso].
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Luna Park (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Cakes
Contests
Girls
Celebrities
Competitions
Young adults
Youth
Eating
Eating contests
Personal and Corporate Names Drake Bakeries, Inc.
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