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This was then: Captain Jane and the Mansion House

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Ben Chuck

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Detour

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

The pumping station

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

Walk your horses

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: W.J. Mendence’s cigar and confectionery shop

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Williston’s Pier

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Williston's PierThe Oak Bluffs...

This was then: The Meat Wagon

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Pagoda in Oak Bluffs

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Magnolia

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then

Vintage photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Holmes Smith GroceryThe Holmes...

This was then: antique photos of Martha’s Vineyard

The Casino burned down in September 1892, together with the Sea View Hotel and a number of other neighboring buildings. 'A southwest wind is all that saved the town,' reported the papers.

This was then: The Capawock Theater

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This Was Then: Norton’s Livery Stable

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The engine “Active”

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Tricycling

The silent steed

This was then: Mr. Lovell

I remember being told he was missing for a few months and was found to have drowned in either a pond or brook nearby, and my grandfather Harold Rogers joked he was found during spring thaw.

This was then: Bathers by the Oak Bluffs pier

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: A full bath more than once a week

the other rules of the game included 'Sleeping long hours with windows open, Drinking as much milk as possible, but no coffee or tea, Drinking at least four glasses of water a day, and Playing part of every day out of doors.'