As it's Thursday, here's a #TBT to long ago, courtesy of the MV Museum. We encourage all visitors to Martha's Vineyard to visit the Museum, and see their collection of Island History.
Reposted from @mvmuseum Natural ice, cut from fresh-water ponds during the winter and stockpiled in insulated ice houses for distribution and sale, was essential to keeping food fresh well into the 20th century. Richard L. “Buddy” Pease’s ice-cutting operation on Crystal Lake, in East Chop, was one of the largest on the Island. The horse-and-wagon teams in the foreground of this undated photo are standing on the lake shore. The men at the bottom of the ramp are standing on the frozen surface of the pond, using long pikes to steer floating, newly cut cakes of ice onto a steam-driven conveyor belt that will lift them into the ice house.
The beautiful and historic Old Sculpin Gallery #Edgartown, loaded with history and a wonderful nonprofit art gallery. The building is now part of @vineyardpreservation and preserved and maintained beautifully. Open in-season only, and a beautiful landmark all year-round.
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All lit up! The iconic Tom Maley statues at the @FieldGallery in West Tisbury. Maley was the founder of the Field Gallery in 1970. The Field Gallery is a popular destination for amazing contemporary art, and of course some poses with the ladies in the field.
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