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Today in Rip Payne

31 May

by Emma Earnst

 

On this day in 1960, Rip Payne accompanied a class on a field trip to a local press (Daily Progress?).  The group explored the workings of the press’s Linotype machine, the blocking for the press, and finally, the end result—a newspaper.

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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

28 Feb
by Emma Earnst

On this day in 1968, Rip Payne spent the day with Mrs. Mayhue of 1922 Greenbrier Drive.*  Her house, built in 1957, was located across the street from Greenbrier Elementary School, pictured here.  The school, however, was slightly newer, having been built a mere 4 years prior.  It appears that whatever Mrs. Mayhue’s involvement with the school, she enjoyed having the children around.

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*Payne had notoriously terrible spelling, as well as handwriting in general.  It is quite likely that “Mayhue” should have been “Mayhew,” a more popular spelling of the name.

Today in Rip Payne

26 Jan

Today in 1946, Rip Payne attended St. Anne’s.  Scratch that.  Rip Payne attended a dance at St. Anne’s.  To photograph, of course…

St. Anne’s, one of the two obvious predecessors to today’s St. Anne’s-Belfield, was a long-standing private school in Charlottesville, tracing it roots back to the Albemarle Female Institute, which opened in 1856.  At this time of this photograph, the school was (still) an all-girls school, though the girls were obviously allowed to bring male guests to their social functions.  Almost thirty years after this Payne photo school, St. Anne’s officially united with the Belfield School (in 1975), opening its doors to males as well as females for the first time.  The other half of the namesake, Belfield, was descendant from Miss Nancy Gordon’s primary school, established in 1911.

If you missed ACHS’ exhibit last year in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the St.Anne’s-Belfield School, produced by the school’s fantabulous historian, Kay Butterfield, do stop by our offices or those at St. Anne’s to pick up Kay’s book, Teach Them Diligently, a far more detailed and picturesque history of the school.

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