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“I believe that old songs have things to say to the modern generation”

                                                                                                     -Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) was an acclaimed folksinger from Kentucky. After marrying photographer George Pickow in 1950, they moved to Port Washington, New York where they lived with their two sons Jon and Peter. A musician, author, teacher, composer, actress and singer Ritchie performed at world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London. She has performed alongside some of the best-known names in folk music, including Pete Seeger and Doc Watson.

Adding to the themes of my previous posts on historic automobiles and yachting, I have chosen this time to focus on aviation, an important subject in the history of Port Washington. This photograph, taken in 1919, captures a young boy