Old Photographs of Vineyard Haven, Mass.
  Photo Album #4


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. [Additional comments (marked [W.R. 1999]) have been provided by Walter Renear of Vineyard Haven.]

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.

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Index to Photographs:


Sankaty at Union Wharf; Row of Barrels
Car and Woman Outside "The Havenside"
Jean Canha with Shopping Cart, Under Linden Tree
1903 Rambler Owned by Dr. Roth, Dukes County Garage
Luther West on Hatch & Co. Express Wagon (on Wharf?)
Steamer Uncatena in Harbor; Wagon, Wreckage in Foreground
Manter Auto Sales and Gasoline Pumps, Five Corners
Dukes County Garage and Capawock Movie Ad, Five Corners
Drive to West Chop; "The Folly"; Horse & Carriage
Stan Lair and his Model Trolley
Union Wharf and Buildings Along Harbor
Schooners in Vineyard Haven Harbor
Basil Welch & Stan Lair Clowning Around, c. 1980
Interior of Edward Le Beau's Pharmacy
Tisbury School Class Photo (c. 1910?)
Down Church St. from Renear's Garage, c. 1930
Cars Along Side of Dukes County Garage and Machine Shop
Schooner "Augusta Hilton" Ashore at West Chop 1923
Crowell Coal Yard
Residence of Capt. Gilbert Smith, Vineyard Haven
View Down Union St. from Main St. After 1898 Gale
View of Vineyard Haven Shore, c. 1900
Ferry (Nobska?) Passing Breakwater and Sailboat "Half Moon"
Tisbury High Baseball Team, 1929
Lumberyard; Union Wharf Rebuilt Around "Newburgh" c. 1898
View of Downtown and Harbor
Vineyard Haven Band Marching Through Cemetery, 1960
Vineyard Haven Band Marching by Tisbury School, 1960
Sunflowers at West Chop Lighthouse
Vineyard Haven Band Group Photo
Josiah Cleveland in his Shop on Hatch Road
"Uncle Herb" on Swift Brothers Wagon
View of Grove Street Chandlery from Dock
Schooner Newburgh Through Union Wharf After 1898 Gale
Rowboat, Body of Water, and Road (Where is This?)
Signboard of the Joseph Claghorn Tavern.
Old Hillman House on William Street
Marching Band in Parade
Women on Carriage (Who are They?)
Gretchen Baer on Unicycle, 1979
Mrs. Dinah Andrews Outside Her Centre St. Home
Carriage in Snow on Union Street; View of Wharf
Illustrated Map of Vineyard Haven
Dr. Roth House and 1785 House
Free Public Library, Vineyard Haven
Harry Pearlstein in Marching Band Parade, 1960
Scalloping in Lagoon Pond, 1979
Men From Schooners Cutting Ice in Harbor
Carey Luce in Horse-Drawn Sleigh
Exterior of Fischer Bros. Store
Intersection of Main St., Beach St. and South Main St., 1977
Paddlewheel Steamship Nantucket Passing Wreck in Harbor
Wreck of Schooner Pa...sten[?] on Harbor Shore
Destroyed 'Tea House' After 1944 Hurricane
Navy Sailors in Line on Street
Nye House and Frank Bodfish House
Nye House after Hurricane (Now Cumberland Farms Site)
Beach Street After Hurricane
Legion Bugle + Drum Corps Marching on Main St., 1926
Wreckage of Boat Yard After Hurricane
Flooding, Boat Yard Storage Sheds, After Hurricane
Schooner at Boat Yard, Beach Road
Dog Listening to Gramophone in Famous Trademark Image
Beach Road Telephone Poles Listing After Hurricane
1981 Photo of Former West Chop Wharf Ticket Office
1 Leather Postcard: Martha's Vineyard National Bank
1 Leather Postcard: Steamer Uncatena
1 Leather Postcard: Ox Cart at Gay Head Light House
1 Leather Postcards: Ocean Park and Methodist Tabernacle
Basil Welch and Stan Lair, 1979
Stan Lair, 1979
Looking Toward Harbor from a Cottage Near Innisfail
Field, Mill, and View of Downtown and Harbor
Selectman and Police Chief at Ambulance Garage, c. 1979
Wagon and Fountain on Main Street, Near Union
Walter Norton's Ice Cream Parlor
Vineyard Haven Harbor and Shore Before the Breakwater
Truck and Car Outside Dukes County Garage
Men Coming Ashore Over the Ice, V.H. Harbor
Men Coming Ashore Over the Ice, V.H. Harbor
Owen Park, Ice, and Breakwater, c. 1932
Schooner at Boatyard, Beach Road Harbor Shore
Paddlewheel Steamer Martha's Vineyard En Route for Gay Head
"Camp Fire Girls" Parade Float and Women in Indian Costumes
Men Coming Ashore Over the Ice, V.H. Harbor
Lane's Block, Main Street
Large Group at Two Dinner Tables
View South on Main Street, From Near Bank, 1930's
View South of Cars on Main Street From Near Bank, Late 1930s
Issokson's Tailors, Late 1930's
View North on Main Street From Near Spring St. Intersection
View North on Main Street from Near Spring St. Intersection
Cartoon of Sheriff Renear Leaning Against Flivver
The Old Mill and View of Downtown
Group Photo near Fence and Dock on Shore, 1909
Parade Marching on Water Street, 1919
Portrait of Dr. Charles F. Lane (from a faded newspaper?)
S.B.S. Store, Main St. (Altered Composite Photograph?)
1889 Plan of Cottage Lots at Tashmoo - West Chop
View North on Main Street from Center Street Intersection
Tisbury High School Class of 1950
Race Horses and Sulky Drivers at Track
Interior of Walter Norton's Ice Cream Parlor
Class Photo, Tisbury School (c. 1910?)
Tilton / Cleveland Family in a Carriage
Pageant at Lake Tashmoo, August 1913
Schooner and Paddlewheel Steamer Martha's Vineyard in Harbor
Crowell Coal Yard, Water Street
The Nobska Rounding the Breakwater
Aerial View of Harbor, Breakwater, and Beach Road
Tisbury Selectmen and Police Chief at Ambulance Garage c1979
Large Group of WPA Workers Posing for Group Photo
Tugboat 'Cheektowaga'
Paddlewheel Steamer River Queen at Union Wharf; Fish Market
Dave's Dep't. Store Exterior, Main Street
Aerial View: Church St. + Lane's Block fm Methodist Steeple
Capawock Theatre: 'Back to God's Country'


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