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The Rosenberg Library Collection - Pageant of Pulchritude and Oleanders (1931)
Galveston and Texas History Center - Rosenberg Library
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1931
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    Jean and George Sealy, the children of Galveston businessman George Sealy Jr.
    The pageant begins on the grounds of Open Gates, the luxurious home of Galveston entrepreneur George Sealy and his wife, Magnolia (the parents of George Sealy Jr.)
    Miss Germany, Daisy D'Ora, also worked briefly as a silent film actress. She made her debut in Pandora's Box (1929), which received international success.
    Miss Dallas
    Miss New Orleans Dorothy Lambour, wearing a flower crown and light blue swimsuit. The teenage Lambour would soon drop the "b" from her name and move to Hollywood, becoming the well-known star of films such as the Road to... series with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
    Beachside luncheon at what is possibly the Sportsman's Club, a short-lived local attraction
    Anita Netta Duchateau of Belgium took home the crown of Miss Universe, while Ann Lee Patterson of Northern Kentucky was awarded the title of Miss United States.
    Exterior of what is possibly the Sportsman's Club
    Oleanders in bloom
    Beach-side swimming pool
    Nesting swans
    Taos Pueblo in Taos New Mexico