W J KENNEDY|
All photos shown here as part of the W. J. Kennedy biography have been shared with the Animal Science Department by great-grandson Jim Young of Crossville, TN, from the estate of Arloene (Kennedy's daughter), courtesy of her daughter Mary Morony of Chicago. The children are identified as daughter Arloene on the far left and Ronald A. on the far right. The other children are unidentified (ca 1913). The pony and cart belonged to the Kennedy family, it is believed. It was used for the May Day celebration to transport the Queen. These pictures are from the 1913 May Day celebration. May Day seems to have been an annual event from 1907 to 1927 and was sponsored by the Women's Physical Education Department, according to notes on file by Dr. Winifred Tilden, an early Director of Women's Physical Education. The celebration was eventually absorbed into the campus-wide VEISHEA spring celebration that was first held in 1922 and every year since except for a period in WWII. A college open house, it is the largest student-run festival in the USA, attracting thousands of visitors to campus in late April. VEISHEA is an acronym of the names of the five colleges existing at the time - Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, Home Economics, and Agriculture. The photos seem to have been taken by Stevens, The Photo Man.
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