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Inter-city Beauties, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Contestants for the Golden Mermaid trophy in 1926 in Atlantic City

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The Atlantic City Boardwalk
June 26, 1870

The Miss America pageant has been held in Atlantic City since 1940. Have you ever watched it? Atlantic City hosted beauty contests for years before the Miss America pageant, like the contest for the 1926 Golden Mermaid trophy. Which of these bathing beauties do you think could win a contest today?
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