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 9: a contestant in a 2 piece bathing suit takes her turn walking down the stage. View 10: a contestant in a white bathing suit, smiles at the crowd as she walks down the stage. Photo dated: July 4, 1942.