Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Homecoming Queen contestants at the Sigma Chi Watermelon Feast

image number:

P0048546

description:

This image appears on page 11 of the October 1947 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine. The caption reads, in full: "Queens on Parade at Sigma Chi's Melon Mess. Five are second-generation girls..."

An article on the same page about the Melon Mess reads, in part: "...Sigma Chi social fraternity held its first annual 'Melon Mess' in the yard of the chapter house one night during the first week of the semester..."

date taken:

1947 September 24

film code:

Kodak - Safety 8

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

47-1089

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Tavener, Theodosia "Teddy"

personal name:

Lukemeyer, Sarah

personal name:

Coleman, Mary Jane

personal name:

Traylor, Irene

personal name:

Jordan, Barbara

location of individuals:

(L to R) Theodosia "Teddy" Tavener, Sarah Lukemeyer, Mary Jane Coleman, Irene Traylor and Barbara Jordan.

corporate name:

Sigma Chi

event name:

Homecoming

topic:

Watermelons

topic:

Women

topic:

Fraternities & sororities

topic:

Homecomings

topic:

Football

topic:

Cooks

topic:

Costumes

topic:

Decorations

topic:

Queens

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups