Miss Treasury Department

Shown is Helen G. Sweeney who won the title of Miss Washington D.C. back in 1924. But she also served, more specifically, as Miss Treasury Department.

Apparently young women were chosen to represent all the various offices of the federal government. So in addition to Miss Treasury Department there was:
  • Miss Bureau of Standards (Betty Grace Tucker)
  • Miss Veterans Bureau (Elsie L. Schulze)
  • Miss Commerce (Estelle Meisenheimer)
  • Miss Navy (Etelka Kearney)
  • Miss State Department (Adeline Shuler)
  • Miss Post Office (Ellen S. Waller)
  • Miss Department of Justice (Helen T. Gallagher)
  • Miss Civil Service (Irma Beaver)
  • Miss Labor (Margaret McKinley)
  • Miss Bureau of Engraving (Elizabeth Thompson)
  • Miss War Department (Pearl B. Henry)
  • Miss Government Printing Office (Evelen M. Smith)
  • Miss Agriculture (Jewell Sager)
  • Miss Interior (Minnie Jean)
  • Miss Federation (Margaret M. Mattare)
  • Miss Interstate Commerce (Sarah M. Boyle)
  • Miss U.S. Employee's Compensation Commission (Edith S. Webb)
Source: The Washington Post, Dec. 1, 1924
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 22, 2013
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Government | 1920s

I vote Edward Snowden's girlfriend Miss Whistleblower 2013 !! :cheese:

Some pictures at the link possibly NSFW

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/22/13 at 11:15 AM
Why is she standing on the FLAG! :coolmad:
Why is the Flag on the ground! :coolmad:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 06/22/13 at 11:35 AM
Good observations Tyrusguy. Flags should also be lit at night and retired properly when they become worn/tattered. Flags (especially those not on a pole) should not be left out in bad weather. I have the one in the wood and glass triangle from my father's burial given to me by the Marines. It's something that deserves respect.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/22/13 at 11:49 AM
It's a piece of cloth.
Posted by madison on 06/22/13 at 12:07 PM
Yes, Madison, by itself, it's just a piece of cloth. However, as the flag to which all we Americans pledge allegiance, it represents a whole lot more than that.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/22/13 at 12:31 PM
@TyrusGuy, et al: Even then the 'public servants' were disrespectful of those they were meant to serve.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/23/13 at 12:27 AM
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