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This is a black and white photograph of Lynda Mead, Miss America, 1960, wearing a crown, a formal gown with white goves and carrying roses. The photograph is signed in white ink “To Aggie, with every good wish—Lynda Mead, Miss America, 1960.” The photograph is mounted on a board. Lynda Lee Shea (née Mead; born April 17, 1939) attended Natchez High School and the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, and won the Miss America pageant in 1960. Her immediate predecessor as Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley (the first Miss America from Mississippi), was Mead’s sorority sister at Chi Omega. She also served as Miss Mississippi in 1959.
Mead, Lynda Lee Shea, 1939--
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Miss America Subcollection
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Lynda Mead, Miss America, 1960, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Archives and Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University