The First Miss America, Margaret Gorman (1905-1995)


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1921. Inter-City Beauties Ethel Charles, Nellie Orr and Margaret Gorman at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

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1921. Miss America was held for the first time to attract tourists to Atlantic City. Margaret Gorman, third on the left.

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1921. Margaret Gorman winning 1st prize at Atlantic City

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1921. Portrait of Margaret Gorman standing.

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1921. Margaret Gorman in Birmingham car; whose reptilian body has an alligator finish.

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1925. Margaret Gorman with Long Goodie.

Margaret became somewhat of a socialite and enjoyed traveling. She lived all her life in Washington D.C.

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