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July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Forget Your Umbrella

umbrella2WP Throwback Thursday: Dont Forget Your Umbrella

Leigh Feete, 21, from the Miss Washington Contest, poses in front of the Capitol Building. Click on photo to enlarge. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

This gem was on the front page of the July 25, 1957, Roll Call edition. The caption under the photo reads:

Civil Rights and soaring mercury made the Capitol the hottest place in town this week. So Radio Station WWDC, which sponsors the Miss Washington beauty contest, sent down cooly-attired Leigh Feete, 21, to shade the Capitol Dome with an umbrella. If anything, Miss Feete — umbrella or no — raised temperatures even higher.

Stay dry, Washington.

  • George Allegro

    Liberty and free enterprise free us from the shackles of collective agreement required thousands of years ago when bands of our ancient ancestors obeyed their primitive collective instincts.

  • Tomas Newtham

    Most scientists realize that we greatly depend upon the whims of genius and circumstance during the voyage toward scientific discovery.

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