Rite of spring

Rite of spring
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Title: Rite of spring

Caption: "Rite of spring--Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow, stars of the Broadway musical 'Kismet,' officiate at [the] crowning of 17-year-old Dina Mucinieks as May Queen of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual Cherry Blos[som] Festival. The surrounding members of May Queen's court are girls of Prospect Heights High School who performed traditional rites of spring and of the blooming of the garden's famed Kwanzan cherry trees...." Image includes two girls dressed as pages, kneeling in the foreground."

Date: 1954
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Prospect Heights (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: Grease pencil cropping marks.
Stamped on verso: date: May 1, 1954; "Brooklyn Eagle."
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Gardens
Subject: Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992.
Morrow, Doretta, 1927-1968.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Cherry trees
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: GRDN 0030