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In California I don’t remember having a May Day celebration quite as elaborate as the ones out east or even the ones in the 1950’s.  I think in Los Angeles in the 1960’s and 1970’s we picked flowers and left them on the porches of our neighbors, or wove together hand picked dandelions or daises.  With the clouds and rain hovering in the sky this May Day morning, there doesn’t yet appear to be a festive tinge in the air.

“Hill School, May Day,” Adolph B. Rice Studio, Library of Virginia Prints and Photographs, May 11, 1954

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