Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

Beauty contest "Miss America" may seem an absolute anachronism, but he really was of great importance. In 1921 Margaret Gorman was a promising student of Junior courses Western High School (now school of the arts Duke Ellington School of Arts), when her photograph was sent to the city's popularity contest of the Washington Herald. She was selected as one of six finalists, and then Margaret won, receiving the title of the first "Miss Washington." The prize for winning was a trip to Atlantic city and part in the second annual city beauty contest as the guest of honor.

Out Margaret has returned the people's favorite, received the title "inter-city beauty" and "the Most beautiful bathing girl in America." Agree, both titles sound so-so.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

7 Sep 1922. Margaret Gorman, the newly crowned "Miss America", awaiting the Neptune in Royal attire at the opening of a beauty Contest in Atlantic city.

Its success caused a sensation in Washington, and all the Newspapers wrote about it. In one of the notes describes how Margaret received a telegram from one of his friends from high school. It said, "Congratulations. Don't get cocky". To top it all off it turned out that he sent a telegram to the beneficiary, and the girl had yet to pay 35 cents.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

7 Sep 1922.

In the fall Margaret went back to school, and the following year again went to Atlantic city to defend their titles.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

7 Sep 1922.

Unfortunately, the Washington Herald in 1922 was awarded the title of "Miss Washington" to the other girl. But the organizers of the contest in Atlantic city decided to combine two of the strange title of Margaret in one and call it "Miss America". Thus was born the title — a year after his first owner won it.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

7 Sep 1922. The mayor of Atlantic city Edward Bader hands the keys to the city crowned "Miss America".

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

Gorman shares a key with Hudson Maxim, which depicts Neptune beauty Contest in Atlantic city.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

Together they take part in the carnival on the occasion of the competition.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

Gorman (far right), pageant Director Armand Nichols and her follower, "Miss America" 1922 Mary Campbell.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

On 9 September 1922. Gorman (far right) posing in a bathing suit, "Miss wheeling," Mary, Dag, "Miss Easton," Dorothy Haupt, "Miss fall river" Helen Lynch, "Miss Allentown" Ellen Scherr and "Miss Bridgeport" Hollow Spittle.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

November 2, 1922. Margaret Gorman plays in inovatiile company Washington Producing Company on the Roman fire, along with actor Steven Peganum.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

1921.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

1921.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

21 Sep 1921. Gorman presents a wooden Cup Alexandria Sylvan Oppenheimer, "winner" beauty contest advertising club Advertising Club. Next to her "Miss "the height of the Congress"" Allan de Ford, "Miss Georgetown" Sidney Salinger and "Miss "Fourth and a half street"" Paul Heller.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

14 APR 1925. Margaret Gorman posing with her dog.

Margaret Gorman, the first "Miss America"

1923. Gorman (far right) with other participants of the contest "Miss America". Left — Mary Campbell, who won the main title for the second time in a row.

Keywords: 20th | Girls | Beauty contest | Miss America | Retro | USA

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