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John R. Smith Scrapbook

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Title:
John R. Smith Scrapbook
Description:
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.
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Provincetown History Preservation Project
Collection (local):
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Collection
Subjects:
Airships
Architecture, domestic--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Atlantic Fisherman
Boat ramps
Boathouses
Boats and boating
Bradford Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
Cape Cod (Mass.) History
Cape Cod houses
Center Methodist Episcopal Church (Provincetown, Mass.)
Churches
Cold Storages
Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
Crowds
Dedication Services
Docks
East End (Provincetown, Mass.)
Fire houses
Fires
Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Fisheries--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History
Fishermen
Fishes
Fishing
Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Fishing nets
Fishing villages
Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Freemasons
Gosnold Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
Harbors
Harbors--Provincetown--Mass
High Pole Hill (Provincetown, Mass.)
High Schools--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Highland Light
Historic Districts--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Provincetown
Lifesaving
Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts
Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Mackerel fishing
Military history
Mooring of ships
Peaked Hill Bars Station
Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Provincelands
Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century
Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
Provincetown Volunteer Fire Department
Sailing ships
Salt industry and trade-Provincetown, Massachusetts
Schools
Schooners
Seamen's Bank
Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region
Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Provincetown
Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.)
Town Crier
Town Hall
United States. Life-Saving Service
Waterfronts
West End (Provincetown, Mass.)
Wharfs
Windstorms--Massachusetts--History--19th century
Smith, John R.
Business
Masonic Place (Provincetown, Mass.)
Ryder Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsBarnstable (county)Provincetown
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Language:
English
Identifier:
pil_000_003