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Image of P2015.112.031 - Jamestown Bridge

P2015.112.031 - Jamestown Bridge

Sepia. Title bottom (lettered): "Jamestown Bridge 6982 Ft. Longest in New England, connects No. Kingstown and Jamestown, R.I." View of bridge from Jamestown, looking northwest. Reverse: Pub: Artvue Post Card Co 225 Fifth Ave, New York, N.Y. Message: From Conanicut Park Point View . . . We don't have cards of the place here." Addressed to Mrs. R. O. Clark, 63 Beach St, Marblehead, Mass. Postmarked: Jamestown, Aug. 3, 1954[?]

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2016.101.012 - Conanicut Yacht Club

P2016.101.012 - Conanicut Yacht Club

Conanicut Yacht Club building and wharf with beach in foreground.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2016.101.070 - 1938 Hurricane

P2016.101.070 - 1938 Hurricane

Series of seven pictures of the aftermath of the 1938 hurricane. September/October 1938 (a) & (b) Governor Carr aground at north end of town beach; (c), (d), & (e) Beaver Tail aground at north end of island; (f) exposed base of 1753 Beavertail Light with rubble from fog horn; (g) sailboat aground, probably on the town beach.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2016.103.008 - John Price Wetherill with his two youngest sons

P2016.103.008 - John Price Wetherill with his two youngest sons

John Price Wetherill with his two youngest sons in the water at the Jamestown beach with the Bay Voyage in the background. They are identified on the photograph as Charles Augustus Heckscher Wetherill (1889-1938), unknown man with child in his arms, John Price Wetherill (1844-1906), William Chattin Wetherill (1886-1966). The man holding the child may be John Price's eldest son Ira Cortwirght Wetherill (1874-1921). The apparent ages of the young ...

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2016.114.032 - Five men

P2016.114.032 - Five men

Tintype of five men in chairs on beach. All unidentified.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.004.006 - Marion "Jack" Jennie Flora and Elsie (front) at Town Beach

P2017.004.006 - Marion "Jack" Jennie Flora and Elsie (front) at Town Beach

Marion "Jack" Jennie Flora and Elsie (front) at Town Beach Photo from a photo album lent to the JHS by Linda Warner. Photo album originally belonged to Helen Tefft.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.004.007 - Family on a sailboat at pier at East Ferry

P2017.004.007 - Family on a sailboat at pier at East Ferry

Family on a sailboat at pier at East Ferry Photo from a photo album lent to the JHS by Linda Warner. Photo album originally belonged to Helen Tefft.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.004.009 - Five women in the water at the "Town Beach"

P2017.004.009 - Five women in the water at the "Town Beach"

Five women in the water at the "Town Beach" Photo from a photo album lent to the JHS by Linda Warner. Photo album originally belonged to Helen Tefft.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.025.009 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race

P2017.025.009 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race

Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race. Second photo on sixth page of the photo album.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.025.010 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boat in background

P2017.025.010 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boat in background

Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boat in background. Fourth photo on sixth page of the photo album.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.025.011 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boats and naval vessels in background

P2017.025.011 - Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boats and naval vessels in background

Aerial photo of East Ferry during a sailboat race with ferry boats and naval vessels in background. Last photo on sixth page of the photo album.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.100.001 - Water Street

P2017.100.001 - Water Street

Conanicus Avenue, when it was still Water Street. After 1898, before 1912. Looking north on Conanicus from between Lincoln and Friendship streets. Thorndike Hotel, Gardner House, Caswell's boarding house (later Hammond's Hardware) and then the Bay View House on the west side of the street. Kiosk and beach to east. Horse and carriage and boy on bicycle in unpaved road.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.103.029 - Beach in front of the Benoist cottage

P2017.103.029 - Beach in front of the Benoist cottage

Two photos of children on the beach in front of the Benoist cottage with the towers of the Thorndike and Bay View hotels in the distance. First photo is labeled "Sara 1912" and shows Sara Benoist Richards, as a toddler sitting alone on the edge of the water. Sara is the mother of Patience Chrisler, Abby Lambert, and Gabrielle Reed Highstein. Second photo, unlabeled, shows the same toddler with Agnes Benoist (left) and Elizabeth Christy (center) ...

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.111.008 - Jamestown Harbor

P2017.111.008 - Jamestown Harbor

Five scenic views of Jamestown Harbor 1.Young adults in shorts/bathing suits, some with bicycles, at the bus hutch at East Ferry 2.Conanicut Marine fuel dock in stormy weather. Floats on dock. 3.View of Conanicut Yacht Club basin from the foot of Bryer Avenue. 4.Sailboat at Conanicut Marine fuel dock with commercial vessel in bay behind 5.Boy in small sloop in Jamestown Harbor with Newport-Pell Bridge in the distance.

Object Type: Photo

Image of P2017.111.013 - Life Guard chair at Mackerel Cove

P2017.111.013 - Life Guard chair at Mackerel Cove

Life Guard chair at Mackerel Cove beach with the rules for beach usage posted on it.

Object Type: Photo

Image of T2007.012.022 - Aug 4 to Sept, 1804

T2007.012.022 - Aug 4 to Sept, 1804

Handwritten account list of the town to Daniel Weeden for "Examining the Records", "One Day in Sitting ? the Boards on the Beach As one of the Towns Committee", and assessing the town tax.

Object Type: Archive

Image of T2013.005.018 - 1827/10/16

T2013.005.018 - 1827/10/16

The Town of Jamestown Town Beach is let at public auction to the highest bidder for the privilege of collecting and carrying away all the seaweed or sea manure that collects on the beach. It is leased to George Knowles for one year. Farmers from Jamestown leased the beaches of Jamestown up until the early 1900s to harvest the seaweed or sea manure. This is an early example of such an auction

Object Type: Archive

Image of T2014.402.027 - October,1825

T2014.402.027 - October,1825

Notice that the town beach would be let at public auction for the purpose of carrying away seaweed and sea manure for the year.

Object Type: Archive

Image of T2014.402.039 - Unknown

T2014.402.039 - Unknown

Report that the Town Beach would be let for the collection of seaweed and manure until the next Town Meeting in October. The successful bidder would be held harmless for any damages that might be incurred.

Object Type: Archive

Image of T2014.402.045 - September 5,1804

T2014.402.045 - September 5,1804

Report of the Committee of the Beaches in Jamestown, John Remington, Caleb Carr, and Daniel Weeden, as appointed on September 1, 1804 to the town on September 5, 1804. Boundaries were established for Mackerel Cove Beach and the Town Beach and the beaches let for the clearance of beach manure to Arnold Weeden until the quarterly meeting in October, 1804 for $2.75.

Object Type: Archive