People waiting to board the steamboat Sankaty, Oak Bluffs, Mass., undated

Description

This is a large group of people congregated on a wharf in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. There is a pier where the steamboat Sankaty has docked and people are getting on and off the boat. A sign on top of the covered standing area reads New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamboat Company. A line of cars are stopped in traffic leading up to the group and you can see the ocean in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

steamboats
oceans
travelers
transportation
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

Str. Sankaty at the Wharf ; 1284 (handwritten)

Physical Description

1 photograph ; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1933-02-28

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2200.0040.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

New England News Company (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamboat Company

Subjects

Sankaty Steamboat (Oak Bluffs, Mass.)
Wharves

Description Level

Item