Miss Pennsylvania, 1951, shakes hands with member of fraternal order

I know that's not a complete identification, but as they stand there being photographed they're blocking the details of "Miss Pennsylvania for"... as written on her sash. I'm going to go out on a limb and say the "..." is key; it would be surprising if a black woman were selected to represent the state back in 1951.

Gelatin silver print | 5 x 7 inches | excellent vintage condition

Miss Pennsylvania, 1951, shakes hands with member of fraternal order

$50.00
Miss Pennsylvania, 1951, shakes hands with member of fraternal order

Miss Pennsylvania, 1951, shakes hands with member of fraternal order

$50.00
$50.00

I know that's not a complete identification, but as they stand there being photographed they're blocking the details of "Miss Pennsylvania for"... as written on her sash. I'm going to go out on a limb and say the "..." is key; it would be surprising if a black woman were selected to represent the state back in 1951.

Gelatin silver print | 5 x 7 inches | excellent vintage condition