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June 21, 2015

"Queen of Hearts" Beauty Contest in Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1949

On February 12, 1949, the "Queen of Hearts" beauty contest took place at Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Here are some of the pictures of the contest.


"Queen of Hearts" beauty contest finalists at Sunken Gardens, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1949.

"Queen of Hearts" winner being and runners-up. L-R: Mickey Feinberg, "Queen of Hearts" Peggy Elder, and June Morgan.

"Queen of Hearts" contestant Becky Gavaccas.

Miss Florida of 1947 as a judge for "Queen of Hearts" contest. At the right Mickie (McGehee) Bren, Miss Florida of 1947, acted as one of the judges in the Saint Petersburg Camera Club's annual beauty contest. The other girls in the picture are pages.

"Queen of Hearts" beauty contest finalists at Sunken Gardens, Saint Petersburg, Florida. L-R: Mickey Feinberg, Becky Gavaccas, Peggy Daurghtry, Peggy Elder "Queen of Hearts", Connie Madison, Dita Giraud, June Morgan.

"Queen of Hearts" winner being crowned. L-R: Princesses Mickey Feinberg, June Morgan, "Queen of Hearts" Peggy Elder being crowned by Miss Florida of 1947 - Mrs. Eula Ann McGehee Bren.

"Queen of Hearts" beauty contest finalists at Sunken Gardens.

Judges for the "Queen of Hearts" beauty contest. L-R: George Bartlett of the Saint Petersburg Times, M.P. Ziegler of the Saint Petersburg Camera Club, Mrs. Charles E. Thompson of the Saint Petersburg Camera Club, Mrs. Elizabeth Spedley and Mrs. Eula Ann McGehee Bren - Miss Florida of 1947.

It was a field day for the shutter bugs when the Saint Petersburg Camera Club held its annual beauty contest at Sunken Gardens. The event, which is not always known by the same name, selected "Queen of Hearts" for 1949.



(Photos via State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory)




1 comment:

  1. Captions would have been nice..I didn't recognize some of them....

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