The May Queen of the Pennsylvania College for Women




Flanked by her attendants, May Queen Anna Negley '27, sits on her seashell throne. By the mid-1920s, Pennsylvania College for Women held a May Day pageant every other year. The 1927 pageant had an undersea theme and featured a magic throne, pirates, Neptune, Davy Jones, mermaids, and other sea people. Titled, “Deep Sea Caverns,” the festival was written by Helen Gordon ’28 and Ethel Hamilton ’28 (Hamilton passed away before graduating.). Vanda Kerst once again directed the production and designed the costumes.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 02, 2022
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | 1920s | Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia





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I just want to say that these old beauty contests are one of my favorite features of the Weird Universe.
Posted by Fritz on 08/02/22 at 07:31 AM
So nice to hear that, Fritz. We aim to please!
Posted by Paul on 08/02/22 at 11:00 AM









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