Ripley at the 1974 Festival of American Folklife

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Secretary S. Dillon Ripley at the 1974 Festival of American Folklife riding a scooter. Ripley is in the Mississippi section of the festival with the quarter-acre cotton field planted for the festival, background. Farther in the background the Washington Monument is visible.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


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There are few different photographs of this in RU613 Box 269 Folder SDR Photos. From the Office of the Secretary files for FY 1974 Box 22 Folder SDR Photos.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 613 Box 269 Folder SDR Photos

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  • Festivals
  • Secretaries
  • Folk festivals
  • Cotton
  • Cotton fields
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


  • Mississippi
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


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  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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