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1953 Former Queens

Mrs. Jay Gibbs, left, herself Aksarben Queen (Emma Hoagland) in 1924, offers a spring 1953 suit for the "regal" inspection by Mmes. I.W. Carpenter Jr., Earl Sage and W.D. Hosford, Sr. They reigned in 1917, 1922 and 1905, respectively as the Misses Elizabeth Reed, Gertrude Stout and Mary Lee McShane.