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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1887

Location Note

Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Mass.: Martha's Vineyard: Chilmark: Gay Head Light: Unmounted

GUSN

GUSN-189804

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

weathervanes
tourism
lighthouses
group portraits
exterior views
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0072

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1925-03-01

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0080.001

Image Dimensions

8 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Gay Head (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Chilmark (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

African American men
African American boys

Accruals Note

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.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Mass.: Martha's Vineyard: Chilmark: Gay Head Light: Unmounted