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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Nassau: 1904

Nassau: 1904

Circa 1904. "Gardens of Colonial Hotel and the harbor, Nassau, Bahama Islands." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Unless I am mistaken

This is approximately the area that cruise ships dock nowadays, and Atlantis would be in the horizon in about the center of the photo.

Beautiful sloops

The lines of the Bahamian sloops are so graceful (as Winslow Homer reminds me whenever I look up at my office wall).

 
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