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Maid of Cotton, Alice Beasley, 1941. [black and white photoprint]

view Maid of Cotton, Alice Beasley, 1941. [black and white photoprint] digital asset number 1
Collector:
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
Photographer-U.S.D.A.:
Purdy
Subject:
Beasley, Alice
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8-1/4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
1940-2000
Summary:
U.S.D.A. Photograph by Purdy. "No. 1 -- Alice Erle Beasley, 1941 Maid of Cotton, sitting atop a cotton-wrapped bale of cotton in the patio of the Department of Agriculture administration building, gives a miniature cotton-wrapped bale to Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard, of Indiana. The Secretary has in his hand an invitation to the Memphis Cotton Carnival, May 13-17, signed by Gov. Cooper. The cotton house of the Surplus Marketing Administration, Marketing Division, Department of Agriculture, is in the background."
Cite as:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Beauty contestants
Beauty contests
Cotton industry
Cotton textile industry
Local number:
AC1176-0000024.tif (AC Scan No.)
See more items in:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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