Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"
• Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"
Beauty contest "Miss America" may seem an absolute anachronism, but once he did was of great importance. In 1921, Margaret Gorman was a budding student of junior courses Western High School (currently - Duke Ellington School of the Arts School of Arts), where her photograph was sent to the city a popularity contest Washington Herald newspaper. She was chosen as one of six finalists, and then Margaret won, received the title of the first "Miss Washington." The prize for winning was a trip to Atlantic City and participated in the second annual city beauty contest as a guest of honor.
From there, Margaret returned to the people's favorite, receiving the title of "intercity Beauty" and "The most beautiful girl bathing in America." Agree, both titles are as themselves.
September 7, 1922. Margaret Gorman, the newly crowned "Miss America", awaiting the appearance of Neptune in the royal attire at the opening of a beauty contest in Atlantic City.
Its success caused a furore in Washington, and all the newspapers wrote about it. In one of the notes, it tells how Margaret received a telegram from one of my friends from high school classes. In it was written: "Congratulations. Do not turn up their noses. " To top it all turned out, he sent a telegram to the beneficiary, and the girl had also to pay 35 cents.
7 September 1922.
In the fall of Margaret returned to school, and the next year again went to Atlantic City to defend their titles.
September 7, 1922.
Unfortunately, the newspaper Washington Herald in 1922 awarded the title of "Miss Washington" another girl. But the organizers of the contest in Atlantic City decided to combine two strange title Margaret into one and call it "Miss America". Thus was born the title - a year after his first winner won it.
September 7, 1922. The mayor of Atlantic City, Edward Bader hands over the keys of the city crowned "Miss America".
Gorman divides the key to the city from Hudson Maxim, which depicts Neptune beauty contest in Atlantic City.
Together they take part in the carnival on the occasion of the competition.
Gorman (far right), director of the contest Armand Nichols and its follower, "Miss America" in 1922 by Mary Campbell.
September 9, 1922. Gorman (far right) poses in a bathing suit with "Miss Wheeling" Mary Dag, "Ms. Easton" Dorothy Haupt, "Miss Fall River" Helen Lynch, "Miss Allentown" Ellen Schurr and "Miss Bridgeport" Paula Shpettle.
November 2, 1922. Margaret Gorman plays kinovodevile Washington Producing Company of the Roman fire along with actor Stephen Feganom.
September 21, 1921. Gorman presents a wooden cup Alexandria Sylvan Oppenheimer, the "winner" of the beauty contest Advertising Club of advertising club. Next to her, "Miss" Height of Congress' "Allen de Ford," Miss Georgetown "Sidney Selinger and" Miss "four and a half street" "Paul Heller.
April 14, 1925. Margaret Gorman poses with her dog.
1923. Gorman (far right), along with other participants of the contest "Miss America". The extreme left - Mary Campbell, who won a major title for the second time in a row.