Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Southern Beauty

Girl in white dress walks down pink hallway by window.

A young girl dressed in a Southern Belle gown follows her mother down the hallway to the stage to compete in the beauty pageant honoring Mr. and Miss St. George, Florida. Beauty pageants became part of American society in the 1920s, and children’s pageants in the ‘60s.