From the 1957 Donut Queen to the 1954 Catfish...
New York City Donut Queen, 1957
When it comes to royalty, New York City reigns supreme. In the wake of the huge royal baby joy for Kate Middleton, Prince William and baby George Alexander Louis, check out some of the Big Apple's very own royalty, like the 1957 Donut Queen and the 1954 Miss National Catfish Queen ... Here, Joy Harman, then-19 years old, is crowned the "NYC Donut Queen" at the USO.
National Catfish Queen, 1954
An 18-year-old Gail Hooper was crowned Miss National Catfish Queen in 1954. Fittingly, she's holding a 56-pound catfish at the Hotel New Yorker.
King and Queen of Freckledom, 1957
They must be darn proud of their freckles. Ann Marie Doll, 10, and Robert Moran, 13, win the titles of Queen and King of Freckledom in Jersey City Park in 1957. They beat out 25 other finalists.
Outdoor Health Queen, 1967
Judging by her getup, Darlene Larson (who was just crowned the 1967 Outdoor Health Queen) doesn't seem suited to her role as she sits atop a mound of snow on the roof of the Lincoln Square Motor Inn.
Queen of the Circus, 1959
Jacqueline Petite of Paris, France, who was chosen as the 1959 Queen of the Circus at Palisades Park, is shown as she tames her "animal" with her bullwhip and gun.
King and Queen of the Artists & Models Ball, 1957
Say cheese! Actors Ricardo Montalban and Barbara Britton are crowned king and queen of the Artist and Models Ball at the National Arts Club in 1957.
King and Queen of the Artists & Models Ball, 1967
A decade later, Jill Haworth and Jerry Orbach are named the King and Queen of the Artists and Models Ball 1967. They're surrounded by their ladies in waiting.
Queen of Anti-Triskaidekaphobia, 1963
Cindy Carol, queen of the anti-triskaidekaphobia group, wears her best "What, me w-w-worry?" look in 1963 while pushing the boundaries of superstition. Triskaidekaphobia means fear of 13.
Queen of Start Your Own Business, 1968
Meet the 1968 Queen of Start Your Own Business, Valerie Jay. We wonder if she's in the bathing suit business?
Blueberry Queen, 1955
This Blueberry Queen is completely surrounded by blueberries at Hotel Roosevelt on June 29, 1955.
Queen of Cuisine, 1964
Gloria Prince, 21, shows why she won the Queen of Cuisine title at the House of Good Taste on July 1, 1964.
Queen of Candy, 1964
As Queen of Candy, Joi Lansing reigned over numerous special events at the candy exhibit while rain poured at the World's Fair in 1964.
World's Fair Summer Festival Queen, 1964
Ann McKeon, the 1964 World's Fair Summer Festival Queen, pokes her pretty head through a sign for the big show.
Queen of the Pet Festival, 1964
Sunny Austin, 21, is joined by a lamb and a toucan after she was named Queen of the Pet Festival at the Coliseum in 1964.
May Wine Queen, 1965
Cheers to this queen. Paula Wayne is crowned May Wine Queen at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in April 1965.
Hot Rod Queen, 1969
National Hot Rod queen Darlene Larson poses in front of the Coliseum in 1969, the site of the Hot Rod and Custom Car show.
Queen of the Village, 1962
She's been framed. Eva Sloan, the Queen of the Village (Greenwich, of course), takes her throne at the 1962 Spring Art Festival.
Queen of the Love Ball, 1968
Lynn Kellog was named Queen of the Love Ball in 1968. Though we don't have details about the ball, it sure sounds groovy.
Sweater Queen, 1952
Jeanne Davis of Alabama is crowned the 1952 Sweater Queen at the annual contest sponsored by the Wool Bureau and National Knitted Outerwear Foundation.
National Posture Queen, 1957
The proof is in the X-ray. Diane Stopky is named the 1957 National Posture Queen.
Mink Queen, 1960
Mink Queen Julia Meade is almost buried with smooth pelts of the little animals at the West Side Fur Company in February 1960.
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