With the 2012 Miss America Pageant coming up next weekend, I thought this would be a good time to show a couple of press tags that I picked up several years ago on ebay.
The die-cut tags are on colored stock and are blank backed. They are perforated at the bottom. I can only assume that the bottom piece which is torn off had repeat information from the top of the tag.
The first tag is from 1948. The winner that year was BeBe Shopp from Minnesota.
The tag is from 1950. The was the first year the pageant started post dating the award. The made the 1950 winner actually Miss America 1951. This honor went to Yolande Betbeze.