This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. A beauty contest held at Pershing Square, two different views. View 12: beauty contestants in bathing suits are lined up amidst a large crowd. View 13: a large crowd of spectators are facing the front stage. Some of the beauty contestant are lined up in the background. Photo dated: July 4, 1942.