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Lot 283: 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
  • 4 photographs: Miss America beauty pageant, 1953.
   
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Description: [Miss America/Beauty Pageant] 3 photographs by Fred Hess from the 1953 Miss America and 1 by Hans Knopf. ++ Panoramic group photo of all contestants. Bottom-center of image: “Miss America Pageant - September 7th to 12th, 1953 - Convention Hall, Atlantic City, N. J.” Lower left: “Photo copyright by Fred Hess & Son/ 166 South Virginia Ave/ Atlantic City, N. J.” Image 9 x 30 3/8 in. ++ Panoramic photo of the convention hall with an auditorium full of spectators, showing contestants on stage, and contestants on a carpet-runway in the center of the auditorium. Image: 8 7/8 x 39 3/8 in. ++ Photo of Miss Georgia. Image: 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. All B/W. Stamped on versos: Photo by Fred Hess & Son/ 166 S. Virginia Ave./ Atlantic City, N.J.” Very good. ++ 11 x 14 b/w image of hostess and female photographer by Hans Knofp titled on verso: "Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe" and "Photo by Hans Knopf", "1941 - NYC." Unframed, under matte, very good.

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