The Black Gold Festival - Appalachian History. This festival traces its roots to the Hazard Coal Carnival, which began in The Perry County beauties pictured here competed in the Miss Coal Carnival pageant, one of the highlights of that first carnival.
My, but beauty ideals have changed.these girls look healthy rather than anorexic. -- "Miss America was held for the first time in 1921 to attract tourists to Atlantic City. The winner was a old girl (Margaret Gorman) from Washington, third on the left.
Love my vintage ladies! [img: four black women in style bathing suits standing arm-in-arm on the beach] So much style and awesome here. I love vintage bathing suits and these ladies are rocking the hell out of them.