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Retrograph – 1926: Miss America Gets a Permanent Wave

Miss America receives a permanent wave. Miss America receives a permanent wave - Colorized

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Norma Smallwood, Miss America 1926, seated, with her hair attached to electric permanent wave equipment, with a man standing beside her.

October 14, 1926, Library of Congress image.

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