The Water Pageant queen, Clara Walti (in center) and her court. The maids of honor (not in order) are Veda Smith, Frances Richards, Alice Kelly, Rose Silva, Nina Vandervort, Ruby Anderson, Selma Lilly, Ruth Barson, Reba Eckhart, and Adah Bremner. The queen was elected by popular vote though coupons provided in the newspaper and with general admission and box tickets.
Date: July 20--28, 1912
Place: Santa Cruz City (?)
Sources of Information: Notes on back of photo; Sentinel 7/7/1912 p.1 c.1; Surf 7/15/1912 p.1 c.5; booklet from the Pageant
Original size: 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.