Miss Subways

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Miss Subways

from 300.00

 

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For more than 35 years, riders on the New York City subways and buses during their daily commute were graced with posters of beaming young women.

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While the women featured in each poster — all New Yorkers — were billed as "average girls," they were also beauty queens in the nation's first integrated beauty contest:

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Miss Subways, selected each month starting in 1941 by the public and professionally photographed by the country's leading modeling agency.

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Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April 1948.

 

 

 

Print Sizes

(S): 8.5x11 in
(M) 24x36 in
(L) 30x40 in
(XL) 60x40 in

Printed on High Quality Archival Metallic Paper

Hand signed and numbered.

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