Festival on The Lawn

getStaticImage-15This undated photo from at least the 1910s if not earlier, shows a festival or pageant taking place on the Lawn at UVA. Among the participants in costume are Miss Betty Booker (second from left) who was at one time an opera singer and later ran a boardinghouse for students on University Avenue. Also seen here in the middle back in Dr. Lambeth, known as the “Father of Athletics” at UVA and is credited with making improvements to the game of football 100 years ago that are still part of the game today.

DSC_3549 In this view from the north steps of the Rotunda you can see the Booker House on the right, run as a boardinghouse by Miss Betty Booker and her mother, 100 years ago and well into the 20th Century.

IMG_8473Buddy Voshell at Lambeth Field in spring of 2013.  Both Dr. Lambeth and Dr. Allan Voshell (Buddy’s father) worked at UVA (for a while at the same time) and were both involved with UVA Athletics.




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