In 1962, during a parade celebrating Charlottesville’s 200th Anniversary, Ed Roseberry took this photos of a tiny baton twirler marching down Main Street. He didn’t get the young lady’s name but a few years later she would see the photograph and stored it away as a keepsake of the big event when she was only 3 years old. Her name was Carol Cutright. 5 decades later from her home in Tennessee, Carol contacted us at CHIL to share the photograph. Ironically, we had actually recently scanned the original negative into our digital library and were thrilled to learn the identity of the little girl in the photo.
In September 2013, Carol was passing through Charlottesville and decided to make a surprise visit to see Ed Roseberry. She contacted us and arranged to meet Ed as he was taking photographs of Lane High School alumni at the Lane reunion at the Omni Hotel downtown.