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Exterior view of Gay Head Lighthouse with tourists and an ox-cart, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 1887

PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0080.001 (RS13149)

Description

A group of tourists stand in front of the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The lighthouse tower is topped with a sperm whale weathervane, and the keeper can be seen on the tower balcony.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1887
Date of Acquisition
1925-03-01
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0072
GUSN
189804
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0080.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
events
exterior views
group portraits
lighthouses
tourism
weathervanes
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
African American boys
African American men
Places
Gay Head (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Chilmark (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Gay Head Lighthouse (Martha's Vineyard, Mass.)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 122.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Mass.: Martha's Vineyard: Chilmark: Gay Head Light: Unmounted

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