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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Photos by My Father - The New England Agricultural Fair

Photos by My Father




  1. Sheer perfection! Thank you so very much!

  2. wonderful pictures!
    the odd thing... I could almost Smell the scents in the air.
    the animals! the excitement of the jumps and the judging...
    it's all wonderful. I always love seeing your illustrious Dad's pictures.
    and he would undoubtedly love YOURS Muffy! thank you for sharing his talent
    and your own with us! XO

  3. The Guilford Fair, when it was held on the green <3

  4. We recently held our county fair (Clarke County, Va.) where my girls competed in the 4H horse show. It's a step back in time.

  5. Such charming photos! I love the excitement and energy they exude: the harmony of town and country, people and animals, and of course, the ladies looking smart in their shift dresses and sensible heels.

  6. Great photos! Thanks for sharing! What year were they taken?

    1. I don't know, but the Guilford Fair moved from the green to the fair grounds in 1969. This is a quick history from local historian Joel Helander:

  7. Such gorgeous photos - thank you for sharing with us here. Community is everything.

  8. I have vivid (but probably inaccurate) memories of the state fair near Lewisburg, West Virginia, in the 1950s. There were no yoked oxen but they had pretty much everything else, to 4H projects, canning and baking exhibits, civil defense information, odd-looking chickens, horse racing and a carnival. Two things I remember especially were the big sheds with horses and cattle. There were large fans the created a cool and sleepy feeling. I also remember the parade of farm equipment just before the stage show. The announcer lavished very flowery language on things like Caterpillar tractors and even manure spreaders. This year's state fair ended last Saturday the 21st.