Guinea pigs showing color inheritance
Guinea pigs showing color inheritance, part of a Fitter Families exhibit, 1926. Fitter Families Contests held at state fairs throughout the United States during the 1920s showed that American eugenicists were literal in their aim to apply principles of agricultural breeding to human beings. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > The fit and unfit)
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Fitter Families contestants at Georgia State Fair, Savannah, 1924. Source: American Philosophical Society.
Exhibit, "Color Inheritance in Guinea Pigs" (Mendelian pattern)
Guinea pigs showing color inheritance, Fitter Families exhibit
Fitter Families exhibit and examination building, Kansas State Free Fair, Topeka, 1920.
"Unfit Human Traits" and "Triangle of Life."
Eugenics: The Science of Human Improvement by Better Breeding, by Charles B. Davenport (4)
Better Babies contestant, with trophy, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport
James Watson talks about Charles Davenport's promotion of eugenics in America.
12147. "Model home - State Fair - 1908 Baby Contest," Better Babies contestants on Steps of Mothers Congress Model Home, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport
"Model home - State Fair - 1908 Baby Contest," Better Babies contestants on Steps of Mothers Congress Model Home, Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport
"Large family" winner, Fitter Families Contest, Texas State Fair (1926)