John R. Smith Scrapbook
- John R. Smith Scrapbook
This is a collection of photographs taken by photographer John R. Smith who was born in 1859 and died in 1945. Mr. Smith documented common scenes around Provincetown as well as events that would come to have major historical significance such as the building of the Provincetown post office, the high school and the Pilgrim Monument. There are scenes of Long Point and Highland Lighthouses and the remains of the Centenary M. E. Church after it burned to the ground. You will find photos of the raising of the S-4 submarine, the destruction of property after bad storms and the building of the 'new' beach road. There are many photos of Town Hall, both in its original location on High Pole Hill and then subsequently when it was built on Ryder St. There are parades and gardens and dunes and dirt roads as well as a picture of the members of the Provincetown Fire Dept. in front of Company 3. Not to mention wharves, boats, fishermen, life savers and the Lipton Cup. This is a rich and varied collection of 165 images that breath life into days gone by.
- Provincetown History Preservation Project
- Collection (local):
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Collection
Boats and boating
Bradford Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
Cape Cod (Mass.) History
Cape Cod houses
Center Methodist Episcopal Church (Provincetown, Mass.)
Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
East End (Provincetown, Mass.)
Gosnold Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
High Pole Hill (Provincetown, Mass.)
Mooring of ships
Peaked Hill Bars Station
Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century
Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
Provincetown Volunteer Fire Department
Salt industry and trade-Provincetown, Massachusetts
Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region
Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.)
United States. Life-Saving Service
West End (Provincetown, Mass.)
Smith, John R.
Masonic Place (Provincetown, Mass.)
Ryder Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
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