miss philadelphia 1924

miss philadelphia 1924

Check out this little honey, Miss Ruth Malcomson, who was crowned Miss Philadelphia, then Miss America in 1924. Her messy haired head shot caught my eye and then I became enamored with this vintage beauty with lovely curls. 

Described as "beautiful beyond the dream of poets", Ruth beat out 85 other contestants to become the 2nd ever Miss America. After winning, Ruth was interviewed for the local paper and shared her "10 Rules of Beauty". Some of these rules were: "Eat a hearty breakfast", "Exercise", "Smoking is detrimental", "Get outdoors", and simply "Sleep". What a smart little lady!

Back in the early twenties, Miss America was known as "the Golden Mermaid"—so I can only imagine that that creepy sparkly guy was King Neptune. Aren't you just in love with this whole scene?

An adorable dress and a sweet pose, Ruth with World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey and Atlantic City Mayor Edward L. Bader. 

Riding around the streets of Philadelphia after being awarded the title of Miss America. Love it!


Riding around the streets of Philadelphia after being awarded the title of Miss America. Love it!

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