Miss Anthracite

No chance of this beauty queen title being reinstated in today's, ahem, "climate."

I find a reference to Miss Anthracite as early as 1928.

A few years later, there was a controversy.

She soldiered on through the 1940s.

The fifties saw no lack of interest in the contest.

The seventies certainly saw a stunning winner. But after that references peter out, as the romance of coal tapers off.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 30, 2022
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Twentieth Century | Mining

What made someone think her hips were too low? They reach to her waist.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/30/22 at 11:23 AM
Her problem was that her legs were too short.
Posted by KDP on 11/30/22 at 03:32 PM
Shame the contest ended just as bikinis weee coming into fashion…
Posted by Brian on 12/01/22 at 12:24 PM
The headline writer may have given away the secret of the winner in Philidelphia - she doffed her uniform, rather than donning it.
Posted by Mike H on 12/01/22 at 02:33 PM
With the "weee bikini," Brian has slipped into the rare Scottish Freudian typo.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/02/22 at 09:55 AM
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