This Was The First Miss America Pageant, Held In 1921
How times have changed.
A few notes:
- The winner was the girl third from the left, Margaret Gorman from Washington, D.C. (16 years old.)
- At the time it was called the Atlantic City Pageant. It wasn't until 1922 that they referred to the winner as Miss America. The contestants originally represented their cities, not states. They were referred to during the contest as "Inter-City Beauties."