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Picturing the Class of 1898

Mr. Robinson: Saw the picture in Thursday's Portsmouth Herald and got a kick out of it. You mentioned a 'young dandy' lounging on the steps with knee high stockings and a cocked hat; he is my grandfather, Louis L. Green. He was the husband of Virginia Tanner, who you have written about before and a long time ago asked me for permission to print her picture. Just thought you'd like to have a little more history on her and her husband. My grandfather had a benefactor here in Portsmouth who sent him to Harvard. He became a lawyer, then a judge and then back to being a lawyer in Cambridge, Ma. After the 1923 paegent, they summered here in New Castle where I am living now. Thanks for making me smile.
Laurie Clark, New Castle, NH


Virginia Tanner wrote, directed and designed the 1923 "Pageant of Portsmouth" which dramatized local history for thousands of spectators. This picture shows Ms. Tanner depicting the Spirit of Pageantry.

Photo courtesy of Tanner's granddaughter Laurie P. Clark.on (c) 1998



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