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Name Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

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Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1928 - 1406-49 thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1928 - 1406-49 thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1928. Queen Shenandoah V (Mary Wise Boxley) and her court in a traditional photo-op in an orchard. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 58 ph a.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1928 - 1406-54 thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1928 - 1406-54 thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1928. Woman's Civic League float, "True Stories of Old Winchester", with children in historic costumes. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 32 ph a.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 - 1406-45a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 - 1406-45a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929. Float in the shape of a peacock, with a whimsical fantasy theme. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 32 ph b.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 or 1931? - 1406-45b thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 or 1931? - 1406-45b thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929? Oxen and cart proceeding through the intersection of Piccadilly and North Braddock Streets. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 13 ph b.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 - 1406-45c thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929 - 1406-45c thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1929. Washington, DC float struggles through heavy crowds near intersection of North Loudoun and Cork Streets. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 26 ph b.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930. Handley School float, band members, cadets, etc. waiting to form up in front of Conrad House, 12 North Cameron Street. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 29 ph a.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44b thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44b thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930. Virginia Barrel Co. parade entry in front of McCrory's (125 North Loudoun Street). See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 56 ph a.

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44c thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930 - 1406-44c thl

Apple Blossom Festival, 1930. Lions Club float in front of Centenary Reformed Church (Cameron and Cork Streets), 1930. See Fletcher, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, p. 27 ph a.

Image of Apple Blossom 1931 - 1037-4 wfchs

Apple Blossom 1931 - 1037-4 wfchs

Apple Blossom Festival, 1931. Coronation of Miss Patricia Morton, Manchester, England, as Queen Shenandoah VIII by Admiral Byrd. Flanked by Rev. F.L. Flickinger of Centenary Reformed Church and Rev. Robert B. Nelson of Christ Episcopal Church. See also 1406-120 thl.

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.

Image of Charles Mort with float - 7-338 wfchs

Charles Mort with float - 7-338 wfchs

Charles Mort, standing in front of decorated float (probably for Apple Blossom)

Image of Apple Blossom Festival, late 1920's - 1406-171a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, late 1920's - 1406-171a thl

Apple Blossom Festival, late 1920s. Welltown School marching unit, probably in Children's Parade ("Parade of Blossoms").