Maypole Dancing (1934)

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Title:
Maypole Dancing (1934)
Physical Description:
Photograph
Creator:
Ottley
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Abstract:
May Pole dance, celebrating May Day, spoke to a deep tradition. In the background, stands the first colonial hospital building, from which evolved the area's name Hospital Grounds. The water cachment still in existance on Hollberg Hill, one of many that populated St. Thomas, served as water storage facilities against the drought season. The dancing children, with one hand on the hip and the other raised, moves to an animating song that leads to the circular dance patterns. The white shoes and socks, evolved into part of the uniform of present day majorettes. The grey-suited musicians sit between the two maypole groups, but groups of teachers oversee the activity, of this annual event. Additional information in: New Encyclopedia Britannica (1991)Vol. 7 & 16 ; AIA Newsletter, Vol.1, no. 1 (2002 May) :http://www.atkinsinternational.com/May02.pdf

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Source Institution:
University of Virgin Islands
Holding Location:
University of Virgin Islands
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