Archive for the ‘Personal Connections’ Category
The NHA’s has been a quiet presence in the Commons, but its photographs of Nantucket’s sites and people are still being found by the people closest to them, and we celebrate those today:
|“This is my relative. She also went by the name of Flossie. She was Chappaquiddick Wampanoag …” –wealthywamp||
Almira West Williams
|“This is my husband’s Grandmother … She passed away when my husband was young …” –sewcrazzed||
Arline Wilma Preston
|“I lived in the apartment just upstairs… just above where she is pointing …” –nippyfish||
Mitchell’s Book Corner
|“My brother and I worked behind the soda counter for many summers …” –natkg||
Congdon’s Pharmacy, c. 1910s
Happy anniversary, Nantucket! And if you, reading this, or yours are from Nantucket or passed through, take a moment to find your history in the Commons!
After a lot of discussion had already taken place speculating on the identity of the man in this portrait in the Library of Congress’s Bain Collection, the first cousin (3x removed) of J.B. Joel posted a family history:
Do you have a personal connection to a Commons photo? Noticed someone else’s in your Commons browsing? Let us know, in the Flickr Commons group!