A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
MISS FIRECRACKER LEGS
Beauty pageants existed for every conceivable event - Miss Water Sports, Miss Neches River Festival, Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition Queen; even Miss Firecracker Legs. Girls paraded across the stage one Fourth of July in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the curtain lowered to reveal only their legs. Judging took place solely on the basis of the beauty of the contestants' legs.