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Yesterday in Rip Payne

9 May

by Emma Earnst

 

Work got the best of me yesterday, and I ran out of time to share these adorable pictures with you.  So, with apologies, please enjoy them now!

Yesterday in 1974, Rip Payne again spent the day with Mrs. Carter’s kindergarten class— quite possibly some of the cutest kids you have seen! As you may recall, Rip attended the kids’ May Day celebration a week ago, and according to his dating, the party was still raging on today.  Judging by the repeat outfits, however, I would venture guess that his dating is wrong, and these pictures are from the same date, May 1 (interestingly, neither of these are dated the 1st). Nonetheless, I’m allowing you to enjoy these pictures today, strictly because they are just so dern cute!

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Today in Rip Payne

2 May
by Emma Earnst
 

Today in 1974, Rip partook in more May Day festivities. He spent an afternoon (and from the looks of these images, a very sunny afternoon) with Mrs. Carter’s class, photographing the students as they romp around outdoors like good celebrants. Mrs. Carter continues to reappear with her kindergartners throughout the month of May, so be on the lookout!

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Today in Rip Payne

1 May

by Emma Earnst

On this day in 1952, Rip Payne photographed the McIntire May Day celebrations. Having grown up in Germany, May Day brings back fantastic childhood memories of the celebrations we would delight in overseas. Here in Charlottesville, they found a way to incorporate our own American symbols into the festival.

I hope you enjoy these kid pics as much as I have!

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Today in Rip Payne

15 Mar

by Emma Earnst

On this day in 1968, Rip Payne made the drive to Highland County to shoot their biggest event of the year, the Maple Festival.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this one-of-a-kind event, the Highland County Maple Festival is an annual celebration of Virginia maple syrup (specifically, Highland County maple syrup).  Proclaimed as “Virginia’s Switzerland,”  the backwoodsy area bursts to life every March in celebration of their beloved sugar.  The festival has even been designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress (1999).  It is completely worth the drive, so if you don’t have any plans this weekend (other than hitting up the new WWI exhibit), then you should take advantage of this fantastic weather and head on over!

And yes, boys, they still do a Maple Queen contest.

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