Identification on verso (handwritten): You'll never find me in this mob - but I was the only "judge" in this beauty contest in Long Island, New York, it was my "first" (in the 1920's). Photograph shows a large group of men and women in swimsuits, watching a line of women as they follow one another up the steps of a raised platform where a group of men in suits and hats are standing.
Beauty contest on Long Island, ca. 1925 / unidentified photographer. Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560