This kind of dog show in the photos above was called a BENCHED SHOW. All the dogs were partitioned off in designated spaces, on public display for the entire day as the show was running. Westminster Kennel Club is one of the 6 shows left in the USA which are still benched.
Exhibitors would go to great lengths to decorate their benched areas in elaborate ways, and clubs would many times have contests and give awards for the best display. The concept was fantastic for both exhibitors and spectators who could find any dog, breeder, or breed at any time during the day. Once benching dogs became out of fashion, the show scene changed dramatically to a “show and go” atmosphere.
I think the fancy is really missing a lot by not encouraging breeders to sit together all day long where they inevitably end up chatting about pedigrees , litters, experiences in the breed … like a “stitch n bitch” (quilting bee) for dog breeders.