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Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of two women from the Miss Universe pageants. Both women are wearing fancy dresses as they stand by a standalone microphone. In the background there are three children sitting down on a pool diving board.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of a Miss Universe contestant winner. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. The winner is standing holding flowers and wearing a tiara. In the background there are couches and a lamp.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Phyllis George portrait]

Description: Photograph of Miss America 1971 winner, Phyllis George. She wears her crown, a long sleeve dress, and is holding a staff. Signed on photograph: "Best of Luck Always, Phyllis George - Miss America 1971."
Date: 1971
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pageant on Stage]

Description: Photograph of a pageant being performed on stage. There are eleven girls on stage in ballgowns holding bouquets of flowers. Seven of them are standing on various levels of a platform with one girl in the middle at the highest point, and the other four are on the ground in front. People can be seen peeking out from behind the curtains on the left, and the orchestral pit is visible at the bottom of the photo.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Foster, William Hague
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Coronation of Easter Queen, 1934]

Description: Black and white photograph of coronation Easter Queen Josefina Lerma and four attendants. The photo was taken in Sunday April 1, 1934 in Marfa, Texas. Josefina Lerma stands in the center wearing a crown on her head, holding a scepter in her right hand. All five girls wear a white dress and white cape with a high collar and long train. The four attendants are unknown. The photograph has 1933 written in blue ink on the front.
Date: April 1, 1934
Partner: Private Collection of Matta Family

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of contestant number eighteen wearing a bathing suit standing on a small platform at the Miss Universe Contest. The small platform is on a larger wooden runway that goes across the swimming pool. The announcer can be seen to the right of the runway wearing a light suit jacket and dark pants.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of contestant number nineteen wearing a bathing suit standing on a small platform at the Miss Universe Contest. The small platform is on a larger wooden runway that goes across the swimming pool. The announcer can be seen to the right of the runway wearing a light suit jacket and dark pants.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of contestant number twenty wearing a bathing suit standing on a small platform at the Miss Universe Contest. The small platform is on a larger wooden runway that goes across the swimming pool. The announcer can be seen to the right of the runway wearing a light suit jacket and dark pants.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of contestant number twenty one wearing a dark bathing suit standing on a small platform at the Miss Universe Contest. The small platform is on a larger wooden runway that goes across the swimming pool. The announcer can be seen to the right of the runway wearing a light suit jacket and dark pants.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of contestant number twenty-two wearing a bathing suit standing on a small platform at the Miss Universe Contest. The small platform is on a larger wooden runway that goes across the swimming pool. The announcer can be seen to the right of the runway wearing a light suit jacket and dark pants.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library