"Fifty Glimpses of
Martha's Vineyard Island"

The following photos are from the book Fifty Glimpses of Martha's Vineyard Island, published in 1897 by Rand, McNally, & Co. for John F. Murphy, Boston, News Agent, Steamers of Fall River Line and Old Colony System, N.Y., N.H. & H. RY. (Courtesy Ann and Duncan Ross.)

The photos were taken in Oak Bluffs (formerly Cottage City), Gay Head, or at sea. The last photo was taken in Woods Hole.

Can you identify something in one of these photos that is not noted - a person, building, location, or event? Let me know!

Index to Photographs:

Oak Bluffs
Circuit Avenue

Pawnee House
Wesley House
View Up Circuit Avenue
View From Tower at Bathing Beach, Oak Bluffs
Ocean Avenue
Clinton Avenue
Methodist Tabernacle
Interior of Methodist Tabernacle
Camp Grounds, Trinity Church
Union Chapel
Catholic Church
Baptist Tabernacle
Sunset Lake From Highlands
Episcopal Church
View Inland from Pavilion Tower
Cottage City Club
Tennis and Croquet Grounds
Children's Day, Ocean Park
Band Stand, Ocean Park
Bicycle Day, Ocean Park
Bathing Beach, Oak Bluffs
Bathing Beach and Lover's Rock
Sunset Lake
Bird's-Eye View, Cottage City
Highland Landing
Bathing Beach, Highland Landing
New York Wharf, Eastville

Vineyard Sound Light Ship

Steamer "Island Home"
Steamboat Landing at Cottage City and Steamer "Gay Head"
Steamer "Nantucket"

Gay Head
Birds-Eye View of Gay Head

Steamer Landing and Building at Gay Head
Steamer "Gay Head"
Cliffs, Gay Head
Two Men (Wampanoags?) with Shovel at Gay Head Cliffs
Cliffs, Gay Head
Surf at Gay Head
Cliffs, Gay Head
"Gay Head Transportation Facilities" Oxen and Wagon at Light
People Relaxing on Beach at Gay Head
Gay Head Cliffs
Gay Head Beach
Tourists Securing Souvenirs, Gay Head

Woods Hole
Bird's Eye View Wood's Hole - Steamer "Monohansett"

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