Bobbed hair and flapper dresses epitomize the “Roaring Twenties.” Around the country, women cut their tresses for bobbed cuts while discarding their corsets and conservative clothing for loose, boxy dresses with dropped waistlines. These trends were so popular that, on February 27, 1925, Coral Gables in Florida decided to hold a beauty contest. The women were judged on one main factor – their hair. “Miss Bobbed-Hair” embodied the “Roaring Twenties” with her short, cropped hair and modern approach to femininity.
Odd Contests: Miss Bobbed-Hair, 1925
- Woman picking vegetables, 1920 — African-American woman picking vegetables from a garden, ca. 1920. Share the History Love... [...]
- Valentine party at McMurry College, 1952 — Two women handing a gift to a man sitting in a chair between them at a Valentine party. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies them as Doris Johnson, McMurry College President Dr. Harold G. Cooke, and Ona Belle True, 1952. Share the History Love... [...]
- Women on a ladder above Camden, 1898 — Friends and family of Theresa Babb perched on a ladder above Camden by the Summit House hotel on August 17, 1898. This photo comes from the personal collection of Theresa Babb, the wife of the treasurer of the Knox Mill in Camden, Maine. Her sister Grace Parker is at the top of the ladder. The Summit House [...]
- Changing a tire at Benning race track, 1916 — Woman changing tire of Stutz Weightman Special no. 26 at Benning race track near Washington, D.C. in 1916. Share the History Love... [...]
- Odd Contests: Queen of the Arkansas Tree Farm System, 1942 — Remember how I mentioned they had beauty contests for just about anything? Well this beauty contest to find the Queen of Arkansas Tree Farm System is just more proof. Ceremony launching the Arkansas state tree farm program, held in Fordyce, Arkansas saw the crowning of Billie Wilson as the Queen of the Arkansas Tree Farm [...]