Old Photographs of Vineyard Haven, Mass.
  Photo Album #11

These photographs were collected by local historian Stan Lair (1902-1987) during the 1970's and 1980's from a wide variety of sources. He supplemented them with his own modern photos (included here) as well as handwritten notes on the back (and sometimes the front) of most of the images. We have transcribed his notes, as well as any captions or signs visible in the image.

Sorry, but I cannot make copies of these photos available at this time. Try the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, who may have copies of some of these photos in their files.

Can you identify something in one of these photos that is not noted - a person, building, location, or event? How about the time period? Or do you know where one of these photos came from? Please Let me know!

Index to Photographs:

Two Bikes on the Ice Near Union Wharf, 1933
Fishing Boats in Ice at Union Wharf, 1933
West Chop Wharf in Snow and Ice, 1933
Family Near West Chop Wharf in Snow and Ice, 1933
Steamer, Snow and Ice, 1933
"Rachel + Campos" Standing Near Church(?), 1932
Bikers Racing up Beach Street From Five Corners
Cast of 'Sunbonnet Girl', Tisbury H.S. Operetta, 1930
V. H. Standpipe
Cast of 'Jerry', Tisbury H.S. Operetta, 1929
Claghorn Tavern, Cromwell Lane V.H.? Or No?
"The Cedars" at West Chop?
"The Cedars" at West Chop?
Molly McAlpin House, West Chop
Donald Tilton's House, View from V.H. Library
Cars at Owen Park
"Owen Playground" - View of Owen Park
Nye House After Hurricane, Beach Street, VH
Lake Tashmoo - View From Overlook
Vineyard Haven Harbor
Teenage Girls Outside V.H. Post Office, Main Street, 1960s?
Two Men and Wagon Outside Look, Washburn, & Co.
The "Helen May" in the Harbor
Bald Man With Mustache (Otis Foss?)
Postcard: Car and Woman Outside The Havenside
Elijah Hillman at Town Pump, c. 1888
Water and Supply Boat, "Eben A. Thacher"
View North on Main Street, Early 1900s
Carriage on Main Street After 1883 Fire
Wreck on Beach Road Harbor Shore; View of Village
Fishing Vessel "Three Bells" Passing Jetty
The Vineyard Haven Band - Group Shot in Front of Ivy
Tisbury School Class Photo (Year - ?)
Tisbury School Class Photo (Year - ?)
Tisbury School Class Photo (Year - ?)
Twenty-two Red Cross Nurses on Sidewalk
Looking Toward Main St. from Owen Park
Parade (40 + 8) Passing the Grain Store on Water St. c. 1920
Five Men With Dogs & Guns (Renear, Cleveland, Dexter et al)
"Camp Fire Girls" in Native Costumes in Parade Float
Schoolchildren on Steps of Tisbury School
Signatures of Schoolchildren on Steps of Tisbury School
Pumping Station at the Head of Tashmoo
Tisbury School Boiler
"Vineyard Haven" - West Chop Light Through Trees
View of Vineyard Haven From Beach Road; Steamer at Wharf
Illustrated Map of Vineyard Haven
Ruins After Fire - Main Street, 1883?
Five Women With Babies in Carriages
Tugboats at Union Wharf in Winter
The British Freighter "Port Hunter" (Afloat)
The British Freighter "Port Hunter" Rammed and Sunk
Diver at the Port Hunter Scene
Tisbury School Photo (Year?)
Burt's Boatyard (Maciel Marine) and Beach Road, 1985
Burt's Boatyard (Maciel Marine) and Lagoon Pond Road, 1985
Aerial View of Oil Tanks and Boatyard, Beach Road
Island Queen Passing Huge Ship Marked "Cunard", 1985
Approaching Huge Ship Marked "Cunard", 1985
The Mansion House + Baptist Church Before the 1883 Fire
Tisbury School Class Photo
Names on Reverse of Tisbury School Class Photo
SBS Employees, 1914-1916
SBS Employees, 1914-1916
View From Head of Lake Tashmoo
Tugboat "Cheektowaga"
"Bonnie Castle" (AKA Havenside Also)
Havenside Also - Rear View

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