Saturday, August 15, 2020

This was then

This was then: Fred James

Fred James Charles "Fred" James (1868-1924), left, and friend share drinks on the Tivoli platform in Oak Bluffs. Mr. James was a very familiar figure on Circuit Avenue at the turn of the 20th century....

This was then: The hydroplane

The Hydroplane In July 1919, this Curtiss NC-3 hydroplane landed with great fanfare in Oak Bluffs after a bumpy two-and-one-half-hour flight from New York. Aboard were Melvin Fuller and Myron Brown, New York businessmen and...

This was then: Timothy Shugrue

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years. Shugrue Timothy Shugrue of Newburyport was only 8 years old when he was committed to...

This was then: Captain Ivory

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Captain Ivory Capt. John J. Ivory, artist, sits at his home, the permanently beached vessel...

This was then: Drinking, smoking, lodging, and fish

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years. Drinking, smoking, lodging, and fishA quiet moment on the stretch of Circuit Avenue between...

This was then: Nomans church

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Nomans ChurchThe small building on the left served as both church and schoolhouse for...

This was then: Ferry Boat Island

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Ferry Boat IslandBefore the Great Gale of 1815 — one of the most powerful...

This was then: Tashmoo golf links

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Tashmoo Golf Links The Tashmoo Golf Links were located on State Road, right behind the...

This was then: The Cove School

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

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

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

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

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Dave’s

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: The Bank

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Five Corners

Photos of long-ago Martha’s Vineyard.

This was then: Captain Jane and the Mansion House

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.