I just love these photos of the Miss America Pageant from 1945 held in Atlantic City in New Jersey. The winner of the 1945 Mis America beauty pageant was Bess Myerson, the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America Pageant. She later became involved in politics (she was New York City's first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs) and public relations.
These were originally unpublished photos from the LIFE magazine archives so I'm really happy they post photos like these online.
I adore this photo of Bess Myerson getting into a cab and getting her photograph taken. She looks very elegant and beautiful even with a kerchief in her hair!
October 11, 2012