Description: Several servicemen dressed in drag participate in the traditional beauty contest of the Line Crossing Ceremony aboard the USS Bismarck Sea. Official stamped caption on the back: "Released / If published credit must be given as follows 'Official Photograph U. S. Navy.'" Personal caption on the back: "These are the royal hoars [sic]."Equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Reproduction of: Several men dressed as women partake in the traditional beauty contest as part of a Line Crossing ceremony aboard USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), Equatorial Pacific Ocean, 1944-1945 1944-1945.