Manchester-by-the-Sea /Stephen Roberts Holt.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-241438

Description

127 p. : chiefly ill., maps ; 24 cm., Manchester-by-the-Sea is known today for its historic summer colony, made famous by the rich and illustrious seeking relief from the sweltering city. Its sandy beaches, rocky irregular coastline, and cool breezes provided the perfect habitat for massive summer cottages. Presidents, ambassadors, Brahmans, and robber barons escaped, with a full staff of servants, to an exclusive enclave where they romanticized an idealized past. Prominent artists captured the idyllic environment on canvas, the most famous being Winslow Homer's painting of Singing Beach. Originally farmers, the first colonists learned to build boats, fish, and trade along the coastal waters, becoming clipper ship captains in the late 18th century. Located on Boston's famous North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea remains a quiet, isolated place enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. --publisher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

History
Social life and customs

Originator

Holt, Stephen Roberts.

Contents

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Settlement of Cape Ann -- Jeffrey's Creek becomes Manchester -- Manchester in the 1700s -- Manchester builds -- The summer colony -- The village -- The end of an era -- Renewal.

Publication

Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub.

Publisher Series

Images of America

Description

127 p. : chiefly ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Manchester-by-the-Sea is known today for its historic summer colony, made famous by the rich and illustrious seeking relief from the sweltering city. Its sandy beaches, rocky irregular coastline, and cool breezes provided the perfect habitat for massive summer cottages. Presidents, ambassadors, Brahmans, and robber barons escaped, with a full staff of servants, to an exclusive enclave where they romanticized an idealized past. Prominent artists captured the idyllic environment on canvas, the most famous being Winslow Homer's painting of Singing Beach. Originally farmers, the first colonists learned to build boats, fish, and trade along the coastal waters, becoming clipper ship captains in the late 18th century. Located on Boston's famous North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea remains a quiet, isolated place enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. --publisher.

Notes

Gift of Robert Severy, December 10, 2009.

ISBN

9780738562827 (pbk.)
0738562823 (pbk.)

Call Number

Stacks F74.M26 H65 2009

Material Type

Pictorial works.

Places

Manchester (Mass.)