Boy have there been some strange beauty contests over the years! These photos include the contestants for ‘Miss Psywar’ (doesn’t that stand for Phsychological Warfare…?), ‘Miss War Worker’ and ‘Miss Bobbed Hair 1925’…
Above: Contestants for the U.S. Navy ‘Miss 50 Years of Naval Aviation’ pose in front of a North American A3J-1 Vigilante at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (USA), in 1961.
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The Shirleys have to be my favourite here. Think the lassie at the back was pushing her luck a bit. helene@revivalvintage
Yes, I think you’re right there. Apart from the two on the front left, I think only their mothers could have thought they looked like Shirley Temple… 🙂
I love the hairstyles and dress outfits in these photos.