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["Miss La Purisma" contest on Friendship Day, May 20, 1951]

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["Miss La Purisma" contest on Friendship Day, May 20, 1951]
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Boyle Heights, Calif., May 20, 1951


Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family


5 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Beauty contest on Friendship Day at Fresno playground in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, May 20, 1951. Includes young women in gowns on stage with numbers, one wearing a sash, "Miss La Purisima", riding in convertible, and 1950 Nisei Week queen and attendent. Sixteen year old Louise Kawasumi is featured amongst contestants.

Written on original negative envelope: Friendship Day.

All eight contestants were named queen by judges. (09.05.2007 cht)

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