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Looking Into the Past: Beauty Pageant Winners, Union Station, Washington, DC | by jasonepowell
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Looking Into the Past: Beauty Pageant Winners, Union Station, Washington, DC

Miss Atlantic City, Miss Philadelphia and Miss Washington, DC gather in front of Union Station. Miss Washington, DC (Margaret Gorman - the first Miss America) has appeared in this series before. She is joined by Ethel Charles and Nellie Orr. And, as someone on Shorpy astutely notices, Jed Clampett.

 

Nothing other than some light fixtures has changed here. Good. Union Station doesn't need the help.

 

Original photo taken in 1921, courtesy of the Library of Congress, and discovered via Shorpy.

 

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Taken on April 3, 2010