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Long Goodie: 1925

Long Goodie: 1925

April 14, 1925. "Margaret Gorman with 'Long Goodie.' " Margaret, the Girl With the Crocodile Car, was the first-ever Miss America. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

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Miss America

A long article on Margaret Gorman and the pageant here.

[And we'll forgive New Jersey Monthly for misspelling "ukulele" in the very first sentence! - Dave]

Gotta make a buck!

An enterprising photographer who probably had them lined up waiting for a photo ... then work all night and delivered prints the next day!

[National Photo was a news service. The event was the Washington Kennel Club dog show at the Riding and Hunt Club. - Dave]

Dog Show

What was going on that day in April 1925 with those dogs and pretty girls? Same date, same chair, same location as Mae Esterly with Sgt. Jiggs.


Now I ask you very confidentially: Ain't she sweet? Ab-so-lute-ly and how! Thanks for sharing. Woof!

Two great subjects!

Beautiful girl, gorgeous dog, GREAT outfit...any nation would be proud to have this young lady as their representative!

Possible Pedigree?

Color White
sex male
date of birth AUG 1919
land of birth US USA

Could be him.

Long Margaret

What a gorgeous gal. Lovely gamine demeanor and legs up to here! Love the gloves, coat and hat, too.

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