My late aunt kept a scrapbook throughout her teen years. In it she put mementos from her social life. After she died a few years ago, I inherited the scrapbook. Below is an invitation to a girlfriend’s party that I found in the scrapbook. I love how it reflects the style of the times. Hello, Art Deco!
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As if the beauty of this old invitation isn’t enough to charm me, if you look closely you’ll see that the girl giving the party has signed her name quite clearly. And who is this girl, you wonder? Well, I know the answer to that.
She is Marilyn Meseke, who later became Miss America 1938. And as such, thanks to news reel footage shown in movie theaters around the country, Marilyn was the first Miss America ever seen on-screen receiving her crown.
Pretty cool, huh?