Thursday, January 27, 2022

This Was Then

This was then: The Cove School

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Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years. A one-room schoolhouse was kept in Lambert’s Cove since before 1831. One of its...

This was then: Blind Nathan

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Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Blind Nathan A pair of tricyclists pause in front of Waban Park around 1890, as...

This was then: The seventh grade

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Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years. Seventh Grade Meet Tisbury School’s seventh-grade class of 1914–15 — 100 years ago — in...

This was then: Owen Park

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Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years. Owen Park, 1932 Owen Park and Vineyard Haven Harbor, about 1932. The Bethel’s launch Helen...

This was then: Don’t do this

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Dave’s

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Bank

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Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Five Corners

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Captain Jane and the Mansion House

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Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Detour

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

The pumping station

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

Walk your horses

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

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

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Williston’s Pier

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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 Pier The Oak Bluffs harborscape of the 1920s is almost unrecognizable today. The photographer...

This was then: The Meat Wagon

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Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Pagoda in Oak Bluffs

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Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Magnolia

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Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then

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Vintage photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

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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 Smith grocery store, photographed here about 1905, occupied the building...

This was then: antique photos of Martha’s Vineyard

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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.