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    Miss America and other beauty pageants (13) vintage panoramic photographic prints. (ca. 1920-1954) Collection of vintage (13) gelatin silver panoramic prints of Miss America and other beauty pageant contestants ranging in size from 9.8 x 30.75 in. to 8 x 45.5 in. Including views of young hopefuls posing in bathing suits from the Inter-City Beauties Contest (precursor to Miss America) of 1923, 1925, 1927, 1936, and 1938, the Miss America pageants of 1926, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1954, as well as the 1930 International Pageant of Pulchritude and Eleventh Annual Bathing Girl Revue in Galveston, Texas by Central Studios, the Atlantic Photo Service and Fred Hess & Son. The Miss America pageant started in 1921 as the Inter-City Beauties Contest, a portion of Atlantic City's "Fall Frolic" extravaganza. Exhibiting some minor tearing, edge wear, corner bumping, and curling. Otherwise, in vintage good to very good condition. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    Sold on Sep 29, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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