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Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s

Bathing beauties: These pretty bathers participated in the annual beauty contest in Coney Island in 1923; the winner went on to the Atlantic City Miss America Pageant

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Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s

Bathing beauties: These pretty bathers participated in the annual beauty contest in Coney Island in 1923; the winner went on to the Atlantic City Miss America Pageant

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Miss America 2014 contestants introduce themselves on Atlantic City Boardwalk as they gear up for pageant on September 15

Miss America 2014 contestants introduce themselves on Atlantic City Boardwalk as they gear up for pageant on September 15 #daily-mail

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Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s

Evelyn Lewis, left, competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss Washington in 1922 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200639/Stunning-pageant-photographs-Miss-Americas-bathing-beauties-1920s.html#ixzz3DaoXa2TM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s

Pretty as a picture: Atlantic City's Bathing Beauties of 1922 point their toes and nervously smile for the camera

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Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s