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[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen court on a parade float]

[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen court on a parade float]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen candidates on a parade float.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen and her court #1]

[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen and her court #1]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen, Martha Bateman, and her court. Pictured seated (L-R): Karen Gentry, Tomagene Rich, Clarice Smith, Martha Bateman, and Shirlee Sandifer.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen and her court #2]

[1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen and her court #2]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1955 North Texas Homecoming Queen, Martha Bateman, and her court. Pictured seated (L-R): Karen Gentry, Tomagene Rich, Martha Bateman, Clarice Smith, and Shirlee Sandifer.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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