Title The Becky Thatcher Contestants Stand Beside the Becky Thatcher Car of the Mark Twain Zephyr
Date of Original 25 October 1935
Date of Digital 19 October 2003
Description HANNIBAL, MO - The twelve Becky Thatcher contestants, representing cities along the Mark Twain Zephyr's route (St. Louis, Missouri to Burlington, Iowa), pose beside the Becky Thatcher car, the baggage car, of the train. The girls are, in no particular order, Pary Bash (far right, on the end), Judith Patricia Burrows (2nd from left, honorable mention winner), Betty Stephens (winner, 5th from right), Irma Heinze (3rd from right), Clarajo Strate, Louise Owen, Becky Holstein, June Hatfield, Margaret Butler, Beulah Clark, Bobette Ringland and Patricia Wilson. Technically, Irma Heinze and Pary Bash, as Hannibal entrants, are ineligible for the contest but serve as ambassadors instead.
Contributor Mark Twain Home & Museum (Hannibal, MO)
Publisher Hannibal Free Public Library (Hannibal, MO)
Subject Mark Twain Zephyr (railroad train)
Subject Mark Twain Zephyr Dedication.
Subject Hannibal (MO)
Subject Bash, Pary.
Subject Stephens, Betty.
Subject Heinze, Irma.
Subject Strate, Clarajo.
Subject Owen, Louise.
Subject Holstein, Becky.
Subject Butler, Margaret.
Subject Clark, Beulah.
Subject Ringland, Bobette.
Subject Wilson, Patricia.
Subject Burrows, Judith Patricia.
Original Format Photograph, black and white, 10" by 8", small round hole on center right edge
Digital Format jpg
Identifier Z7017