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Ray, the historian
Another participant in the Living History event marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of Charlottesville was Ray, a veterinarian and member of the board of the local historical society. He was portraying a former Commandant of the Marine Corps who hailed from the Charlottesville area, a truly accomplished man who was a key figure in keeping the Corps independent of the other armed forces during and immediately after the WWII period. Ray knew an incredible amount about the General, and his passion for history was readily apparent when he was recounting the General’s exploits. For this portrait, I asked him to sit in the entrance of the command tent he had set up, so that his face would be nicely lit and the background could fall into shadow.
Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA