Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 320

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Group of 49 photographs from an outdoor beauty pageant.
Featuring women posing on a raised platform on the streets of Amherst with a crowd of spectators behind them. The series includes a bathing suit competition (16) and evening gowns (17), the women always wearing heels, identifiying number buttons, and sporting voluminous curled hairstyles. There are also 15 images of the winner, 1st runner up, and Miss Congeniality posing in their sashes, and the winner in her crown. Chromogenic prints, the images measuring 4 5/8x3 5/8 inches (11.7x9.2 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, each with a number, in ink, on verso. 1980s

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