These Historical Photos of the Topsfield Fair Are Amazing

Check out these historical photos of the Topsfield Fair over the years.

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A cattle show is held at the Topsfield Fair in Peabody, Massachusetts in this photo from 1903.
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A crowd sits on the bleachers by the horse track at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1924.
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The Topsfield Fair reopens its gates after three years of postponement because of World War II in this photo from 1946.
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A woman and husband stand near an observation beehive at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1946. The beekeeping contest was first included in the fair in 1841 and officially established in 1844.
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Three women pose after the pie contest at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1950.
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Two boys look up from their seat on a ride at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1950.
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A woman poses at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1960.
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A girl poses after winning the Home Arts competition at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1962.
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The first Mrs. Essex County is crowned at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1971.
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Jody Nason, at the time the youngest member of the Essex Agricultural Society, at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1976.
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A woman and three racing dogs are seen at the Topsfield Fair in this 1979 photo.
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A vendor serving apple crisps at the Topsfield Fair is seen in this photo from 1981.
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The winning turkey at the turkey competition at the Topsfield Fair in 1989.
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A rabbit waits to be judged at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 1989.
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A mother poses with her baby on top of a pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in 1984.
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A man poses by a wildlife display at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 2000.
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Three women hold up their prize ribbons for the Fine Arts competition at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 2005.
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Vegetables are displayed at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 2006. The vegetable exhibition showcases local produce.
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A 1,689-pound pumpkin wins the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 2007.
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The winner of the “Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off” proudly displays his pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in this photo from 2012, after setting a new record.
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Piglets feed at the Pig Barn at the Topsfield Fair. The farm was built in 1996.
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