Miss America 1932

The photo section of the September 8 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contains this photograph of a young woman who had just been crowned Miss America.

The photo is reproduced as shown in the paper; clearly, Ms. Hann’s image was reversed, presumably because she appeared on the right-hand edge of the page and the editor wanted her legs to face inwards.

Dorothy Hann‘s title of Miss America for 1932 was apparently unofficial. No Miss America had been crowned since 1927, and the title was not officially revived until 1933. She appears to have led an uncontroversial life: she was widowed in 1982, and passed away in 1990 in her home town of Camden, New Jersey.

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