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Name Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

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Image of Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5a wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5a wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s. Military Marching band on Handley High School grounds.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5b wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5b wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s. Military Marching band on Handley High School grounds.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5c wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s - 577-5c wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, c. 1920s. Military Marching band on Handley High School grounds.

Image of Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3a thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3a thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI (Daphne Nancy Beth Fairbanks), chaperones, VFW members, etc., at Teen Ball sponsored by VFW Post 2123. Music provided by Jack Fretwell & orchestra. VFW member Nat Brown on left, unknown, Queen, 3 more unknowns, Harry Louis Lake, Nannie Lake.

Image of Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3b thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3b thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI (Daphne Nancy Beth Fairbanks), chaperones, VFW members, etc., at Teen Ball sponsored by VFW Post 2123. Music provided by Jack Fretwell & orchestra. Queen dancing with VFW Comrade Nat Brown; Jack Fretwell at microphone in background.

Image of Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3c thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI at Teen Ball, 1958 - 675-3c thl

Queen Shenandoah XXXI (Daphne Nancy Beth Fairbanks), chaperones, VFW members, etc., at Teen Ball sponsored by VFW Post 2123. Music provided by Jack Fretwell & orchestra. Queen dancing with unidentified teenage partner; Jack Fretwell and orchestra in background.

Image of Apple Blossom parade, 1930 - 69-1603 wfchs

Apple Blossom parade, 1930 - 69-1603 wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930. Coach and four, outrider(s), costumed occupants in front of Lloyd Logan house (135 North Braddock) decorated for 1930 Apple Blossom festival. Published in "The Way it Was", Winchester Star, July 1989. See also 1406-177 thl. Redecorated stagecoach from Winchester, VA-Harrisburg, PA route.

Image of John Roventini as "Johnny Philip Morris" - 69-1698 wfchs

John Roventini as "Johnny Philip Morris" - 69-1698 wfchs

John Roventini, in costume as "Johnny Philip Morris", spokesman for the tobacco company, in vintage car in orchard near Winchester, VA, as part of Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival 1949. Filed under "Apple Blossom Festival 1949". See inside envelope for additional details.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival 1960 - 69-1699 wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival 1960 - 69-1699 wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival 1960. Calendar page for June-July 1960 showing Apple Blossom Parade float and beauty queens. Published by Potomac Edison.

Image of Apple Blossom Parade, 1939 - 7-304a wfchs

Apple Blossom Parade, 1939 - 7-304a wfchs

Apple Blossom Grand Feature Parade, 1939. Gore High School float, "Wonderland", sponsored by Virginia Glass & Sand Corp. Date given as May 1939.

Image of Apple Blossom Parade, 1939 - 7-304b wfchs

Apple Blossom Parade, 1939 - 7-304b wfchs

Apple Blossom Grand Feature Parade, 1939. Gore High School float, "Wonderland", sponsored by Virginia Glass & Sand Corp. Date given as May 1939.

Image of Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr. at Apple Blossom 1973 - 7-326 wfchs

Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr. at Apple Blossom 1973 - 7-326 wfchs

Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr., at Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, May 5, 1973.

Image of Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr. at Apple Blossom 1973 - 7-327 wfchs

Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr. at Apple Blossom 1973 - 7-327 wfchs

Mayor Stewart Bell, Jr., et al, at National Alliance of Business Dinner, Frederick, MD, April 3, 1979. Persons identified (left to right, as Robin Cowherd, Personnel Director, City of Winchester; Christen Sävblom, Kristenhamm, Sweden, Rotary Exchange Visitor; Mayor Bell; "radio announcer, formerly with WINC"; "two officials of NAB".

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329a wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329a wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927, including Handley High School participation. Handley High School Girls Athletic Association float, with wedding theme. From album, originals filed with collection. Hand painted. Two prints on same 8.5" x 11" page.

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329b wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329b wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927, including Handley High School participation. Handley High School official float, won 2nd prize. From album, originals filed with collection. Two prints on same 8.5" x 11" page.

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329c wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329c wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927, including Handley High School participation. Queen Shenandoah IV (Isabella Tyson Gilpin) and retinue in orchard. From album, originals filed with collection. Two prints on same 8.5" x 11" page. Note: a rare shot with the Queen wearing the actual crown. It had real diamonds and was such a security risk that most of the time (including during the parade) she wore an elaborately beaded satin headdress. See Trail of Pink Petals, pp. 19-21.

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329d wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927 - 7-329d wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1927, including Handley High School participation. Queen's Float passing Colonial Theatre. From album, originals filed with collection. Two prints on same 8.5" x 11" page.

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330a wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330a wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival, May 2, 1940. Coronation of Queen Shenandoah XVII (Lillian Somoza). Other notables identified as Ben Dutton, junior escort; Dorothy Robinson [note: Trail of Pink Petals identifies her as Ann Elizabeth Robinson], junior Maid of Honor; Betty Pierce, Maid of Honor; Dr. Henry Grady, US Assistant Secretary of State, crowner; Louise Moore, Maid of Honor; Anne [Cover] Barton, junior Maid of Honor (Mary Miller Barton's step-daughter). "Note Walter Bossinman and John Scully's faces looking over hat at extreme right." The Queen had two gowns this year, the one worn for the Coronation ceremony and a simpler bias plaid number.

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330b wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330b wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival, May 2, 1940. Queen Shenandoah XVII (Lillian Somoza), Betty Pierce, Maid of Honor, Louise Moore, Maid of Honor, and assorted Princesses in apple orchard for traditional publicity photo shoot. Queen is wearing a bias plaid dress and a fur wrap; her entourage are all wearing dresses copied from Gone With the Wind. See Trail of Pink Petals, p. 35, for names (photo not included).

Image of Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330c wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival 1940 - 7-330c wfchs

Scenes from Apple Blossom Festival, May 2, 1940. Queen Shenandoah XVII (Lillian Somoza) with Maids of Honor, Betty Pierce and Louise Moore, in apple orchard for traditional publicity photo shoot. Queen is wearing a bias plaid dress and a fur wrap; her Maids are wearing dresses copied from Gone With the Wind. See information in Trail of Pink Petals, p. 35.