Volume/Folder: New Jersey--Atlantic City--Beauty Contest--1941-42-43

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Record Number: 9997
Call number: V7: 1429
Folder Number: 1429
Date of View: 1941 - 1942
View Format: Album
Image description: Assorted photographs of contestants from the Miss America pageant.

(1) is Miss America contestants at Broad Street station prior to their departure for Atlantic City in September 1941; (2) is contestants posed at an unknown location in Center City Philadelphia on September 6, 1942 (notice the steeple of City Hall visible in the background).

From original image caption: "Forty-two regional beauty contest winners board the "Shore Queen" at Broad Street Station, en route to Atlantic City, after a brief visit here.  Favorite for the 1941 crown is Rosemary La Planche (Miss California), who was runner-up last year.  She's the blonde in the plaid suit in center foreground.  Miss Philadelphia (Carrie de Ludo) somehow got left out of the picture--but that's Philadelphia for you, isn't it?"