And here are the contestants:
Out of a field of 300-500 contestants, there was one man, Mr. Clifford Anthony of Union, NJ. Here he is receiving a $5,000 accident policy "against the perils of flying crochet hooks":
And here he is demonstrating crocheting "hazards":
And here getting a demonstration of nurse's medical attention, should it be needed:
And because "the women made it quite hot for the lone male," here he is receiving water and shade:
And despite all the attention paid to Mr. Anthony, here is the winners' circle (with no Mr. Anthony). Mrs. Jennie Verbeak (or Verbeck, depending upon the source) won with 118 scallops, Mrs. Elizabeth Steffanelli (or Stafanelli) won the second prize.