Beauty pageant contestant


Beauty pageant contestant


Black and white (overexposed) image of a young woman in an evening dress. She sits on a chair outdoors on what appears to be a stage. Her dress is sleeveless and she wears a necklace. Her hair is pulled away from her face, but falls loose and free to her shoulders. In the background buildings can be seen, including a two-story building with motel. Museum records do not identify the woman; the image is one of a group of photos attributed to a beauty pageant, 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 negatives




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