Slideshow: Times Travel

A look back at businesses of the past.


The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been celebrating local businesses for almost as long as we’ve been around ourselves. We looked back through some old “Meet Your Merchant” photos, and stumbled upon these gems from several building and construction businesses over the years. These pros helped keep our homes and businesses looking good, and in working order, in the ’90s. To the contractors, architects, designers, laborers, painters, and more — thanks for your work on the beautiful spaces and places that make our Island special.

Take a trip down memory lane: Do you know any of the people in these photographs? Do you recognize where they are, and what year it was, and what else was going on?

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