REINA DEL DIA AMERICANA DEL CARNAVAL 1912. Mattie May Law, American Day Queen.
The 1912 Manila Carnival started the trend of having a “Philippine Day” (Dia Filipinas) and an “American Day” (Dia Americana) in its schedule of activities. The muse of Americans was Mattie May Law, an American resident. Little is known about her. Unlike the 1908 Occidental Queen who shared queenship of the Carnival, the American Day Queen limited her engagements to a week-end of festivities dedicated to showcasing America’s best in the Carnival.