Unidentified man presenting Miss Catalina with a trophy at the Miss California Pageant on the Boardwalk bandstand. Fred Swanton, founder of the Boardwalk, originated the pageant in 1924 to publicize Santa Cruz. The last Miss California pageant held in Santa Cruz was in 1985.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Sources of Information: Staff; Article on this Website, see link below.
Related Article: Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin; Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924
Original size: 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.