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Marie Graham
From the Laconia Evening Citizen August 18, 1926
No Bobbed Hair For Winner of Lake Beauty Contest

Marie Graham of Jamaica, Mass. was chosen as “Miss Winnipesaukee” to represent the Lakes Region in the annual national beauty pageant at Atlantic City next month. She was chosen by the judges in the beauty contest at James R. Irwin’s Weirs Ballroom Tuesday evening, the announcement being made in the presence of 1500 persons gathered to witness the selection.

Marie Graham, Miss Winnipesaukee1926
Miss Graham is a blonde, 20 years old, and is a stenographer employed by the Employers’ Liability Company of Boston. She is a guest at the Maples Hotel at The Weirs, and it was observed that she has permitted her tresses to remain their natural length, not having submitted to the “bobbing” process.

She said this morning she had never entered a beauty contest before, and she was most happy over the prospect of visiting Atlantic City next month with all expenses paid.

Last night also the contest for the New Hampshire dancing championships took place, first prize being won by Miss Dorothy Dimond of East Boston, and partner, John Brandt of Chelsea, Mass. Second prize was awarded Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davis of Laconia, who were holders of first honors last year. Winners of the third prize were Harold Whitney and Miss Florence Barton of Brookline, Mass.

Dancing continued until four o’clock this morning, music by the Hawaiian orchestra being a feature, and also exhibition dancing by Mme. Holarita and Nicholas.

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