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Uno de Mayo: 1939

Uno de Mayo: 1939

May 1939. "May Queen and maypole dance at May Day-Health Day festivities at Irwinville Farms, Georgia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.


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Dancing around the maypole has been going on for centuries, and yet all some grump can do is to make reference to Soviets and disparage the girls' dresses.

I mean why bother looking up the tradition if you know nothing about it, when cold war rhetoric and insults come readily to mind?

[Um, that was a joke. Hello? - Dave]

Their song?

"All Power to the Workers' and Soldiers' Soviets" or "Wake Me Early Tomorrow, Mother, For I'm to Be Queen of the May."

No matter: now we know the origin of the ugly bridesmaid dress!

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