Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Miss Nerdy Pageants

Today we have pageants like Miss Universe and Miss America. We’ve come a long way since the first modern day pageant took place in Scotland in 1859. Along the way though, some quite strange pageants popped up.


Miss Slide Rule 1958 

 
  
 Miss Real Cool and Miss Plumbing 1958

  
 Miss Los Angeles County Fireman's Ball 1958

  
Miss Out Of This World 1960 Flying Saucers Convention Los Angeles 

  
 Miss Atomic Energy gets a traffic ticket 1951

Atomic-Themed 1950s Beauty Queens


Hat Tip Atomic Samba

  
Miss Muscle Beach 1954 


Miss T-Square 1952 (Los Angeles convention of architects and engineers)

 

 Queen of the New York Press Photographers Association, 1951

  
Catfish Queen, 1954


 Blueberry Queen, 1955


Miss Magic Marker - 1954


 Frankfurter Queen, 1956 
(Sausage queen would be a really awkward title) 

  
 Hebrew National, the brand featured in the first picture, still exists 


 International Posture Queen, 1957


NYC Donut Queen, 1957 
"Mmmm, donut queen." - Homer Simpson.


 Laugh Queen, 1961


Queen of Anti-Triskaidekaphobia, 1963 
                            
Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number thirteen


Queen of the Pet Festival, 1964 


 Queen of Candy, 1964



Outdoor Health Queen, 1967 


Miss Pussycat 1965



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