Beauty pageant contestants


Beauty pageant contestants


Black and white image of a group of women in swimsuits playing on swings at a beach. All but one of the women wear one piece swimsuits. The styles of the swimsuits vary, and one woman, seated in a swing at the image left, wears a two-piece suit, a headscarf. She also holds a beach ball in her lap. The ocean is just visible in the background of the image beyond the beach. Museum records identify some of the women by name. Carol LeCrone holds the beach ball in her lap. Joanne Karns Kramer kneels in the middle of the image. Jean Furby sits in the swing on the right of the image. The 'woman in back with her arm up' is identified as Varina Henrich; most likely this is the woman with her elbow up in the air above her head. The picture was taken in Seaside, circa 1953. This image was part of the Herbert McMullen bequest. McMullen was a local photographer who also collected other images of daily life in the area.

Date Created

circa 1953


gelatin silver prints




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