Beautiful eyes competition, 1936.
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A photograph of a group of women in a beauty contest, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 January, 1936. The women stand with sheets of paper in front of the lower half of their faces. Ernest Heasman, on the left, is judging them in a competition to find the six women with the most beautiful eyes in Britain. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.