Image / Potato sack race, Kentfield May Day Celebration, 1909 [photograph]

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Title
Potato sack race, Kentfield May Day Celebration, 1909 [photograph]
Alternative Title
Series: 2. Marin Stadium Association, Kentfield Mayday, 1909
Creator
Turrill & Miller, Photo, S.F
Date Created and/or Issued
1909
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Marin Stadium Association
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Kentfield - May Day Celebration (1909-1912) – Kent Family Collection
Rights Information
public domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Depicts spectators and participants in the sack races at the Tamalpais Centre, Kentfield, California. May Day, 1909, marked the opening of the Tamalpais Centre, a gift of Mrs. A.E. Kent, to Marin County, located on 29 acres of land at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais. The intent of the Tamalpais Centre was to provide educational and recreational opportunities for Marin County residents. One of the most popular events at the Tamalpais Centre was the annual May Day celebration and may pole competition in which all the southern Marin schools participated. There were races and sporting events and a Queen of the May. The children wore white dresses and white shirts with colored ribbons to designate their school.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print ; 20 x 25 cm.
Identifier
csrcl_060
ark:/13030/kt1z09q75f
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/mayday/id/21
Language
English
Subject
Recreation--California--Marin County
Tamalpais Centre
May Day
Kentfield (Calif.)--History
Community Centers--California
Community education
Social facilitation
Races
Children playing outdoors--1900-1910
Marin County (Calif.)
Kent, Albert Emmett
Kent, William, 1864-1928
Bradley, Ernest
Kent, Adaline Dutton, 1834?-1914
Marin Stadium Association
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Kentfield (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://marinlibrary.org/californiaroom

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