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Beauty contest on Long Island, ca. 1925

Beauty contest on Long Island, ca. 1925

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Title: Beauty contest on Long Island

Date: ca. 1925

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : sepia ; 25 x 20 cm.

Description: Identification on verso (handwritten): You'll never find me in this mob - but I was the only "judge" in this beauty contest in Long Island, New York, it was my "first" (in the 1920's).

Photograph shows a large group of men and women in swimsuits, watching a line of women as they follow one another up the steps of a raised platform where a group of men in suits and hats are standing.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1981

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Beauty contest on Long Island, ca. 1925 / unidentified photographer. Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 12255