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The First Miss America Pageants Are Shockingly Different From Today's

A 1938 winner basks happily in her glory in what appears to be a shiny romper. I dig. | The First Miss America Pageants Are Shockingly Different From Today's

Miss America, Mary Katherine Campbell, with Miss Philippines. (The picture says Miss America 1924, but she was Miss America in 1922 and 1923.)

Miss America, 1956, Colorado Tourism Brochure - Sharon Kay Ritchie, Miss Colorado of 1956 who became Miss America, is pictured inside the brochure.