Winner Of Atlantic City’s First Bathing Beauty Contest

“I Remember Distinctly”

Miss Washington, above, won the title in September of 1921 with knees “daringly bare.”

By 1923, hemlines had shifted to show yet more thigh. Can you even imagine wearing stockings to go swimming?

By 1935, the winner received a crown, robe, scepter, and a moment on the throne.

No wonder Atlantic City has been immortalized in art.

12 thoughts on “Winner Of Atlantic City’s First Bathing Beauty Contest”

  1. HA! I always wondered how they didn’t drown in those outfits! 😮 😀
    These photos are marvelous! The faces pretty and sweet! The curves are curvy! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…these photos brought back a childhood memory I should blog about. Ha. 🙂

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