Different faiths and communities have ceremonies to welcome or bless newborn babies, such as a Christian baptism ceremony. This is Mrs Clark and her young baby dressed in a christening gown in 1911. Some gowns were carefully preserved and worn by babies over generations.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by Herman John Schmidt
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