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A man in a stove-pipe hat stands partially obscured by shrubbery at the side entrance to the Joshua Delano house, located at 91 Main Street and built circa 1830. The sidewalk leading up to a few steps and a large open stoop are shown in detail, but…

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A pile of weathered boards lies on the rocky shore near present-day Wharf Lane. A small house stands in the background. In the late 19th and early 20th century, this was a popular spot for the annual Old Home Day clambake. The inscription on the…

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Philander Cobb's store at 83 Main Street is shown.A sign reading "P. Cobb" appears above the front porch, and a number of advertise line the side wall, but cannot be read. Cobb moved the building to this spot from Plymouth in 1845 and ran a grocery…

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On Old Home Day in 1908, a sailboat loaded with passengers, its mast stepped and a Kingston Yacht Club flag aloft, approaches Delano's Wharf, which is lined with people. Several boys row dories in the waters between the shore and the wharf, while a…

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The vessel Arteola approaches the south side of Delano's Wharf, ferrying at least 20 adults and children to the Old Home Day festivities. More people stand on the wharl, including a band holding their instruments. The caption printed on the front of…

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A group of perhaps 10 gaff-rigged sailboats are gathered as if preparing to start a race. Additional sailboats can be seen in the background distance.

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A two masted sailboat lies along the south side of Delano's Wharf during the 1899 regatta; a second sailboat lies on the opposite side closer to the shore, where dinghies have been beached. People walk along the wharf and sit at its edges, and a…

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A crowd of men and women watch a number of sailboats and rowboats on Kingston Bay from the end of Delano's Wharf. The curved coastline of Rocky Nook is visible in the background.

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Ten sailboats race in what appears to be one of the Kingston Yacht Club's annual regattas held in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The heads of several spectators can be seen in the lower left corner

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Kingston's Town Hall, located at 23 Green Street and built in 1841, is shown. Green Street, at right, appears unpaved. A man walks in front of the building toward the Training Green. The caption and copyright information are transcribed below.

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A man in a horse-drawn buggy pauses at the crest of a small rise, seemingly surveying the damage caused by the "Great Fires" of July 3-14, 1908. These forest fires devastated some 2,500 acres of woodlands in the southern section of Kingston.

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Two boys, a man and a girl watch another man who appears to be rinsing a white duck or goose at the edge of Kingston Bay. The man with the bird resembles Charlie Delano (1837 - 1903) who fished and clammed, and may have hunted, in the area. Delano's…

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A small boat tied to a piling is reflected in the still waters of Kingston Bay just off Delano's Wharf. Three summer houses -- the two on the left called the Delano Cottages -- can be seen on the shore in the background.

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The tracks of the Old Colony Railroad and the fences that protect it coss the center of this photograph. The inscription on the back of the photographs is transcribed below.

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While the inscription "Rail Road tracks from bridge at Howland's Lane" on the back of the photograph suggests that tracks are visible, they are not readily apparent. The sandy area to the left side may be part of the track bed or the rails may be…

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The bridge that carries Howlands Lane over the tracks of the Old Colony Railroad is shown. The construction date of the original bridge is unknown. The inscriptions on the back of the photograph, written in two different hands, are transcribed…

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Ruth B. Delano (1874 - 1965) sits in a rocking chair in front of a side table atop which sits asmall decorated Christmas tree. Wrapped gifts lie on and underneath the table.

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A group of students pose for a class photograph outside of Kingston High School, built in 1867 near 244 Main Street and razed in 1962. Two students of the students are identified: Paul Holmes Delano (1875 - 1955) who graduated in 1892, and "Aunt…

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A group of young girls and boys, along with their teacher, pose for a class photograph outside of the Center Primary School, located at 14 Green Street and built in 1844. Several of the children are barefoot and most hold their hats in hand.The…

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An unidentified older man with a substantial beard leans on the long handle of a tool, possibly a shovel or hoe. A pile of dirt or sand appears just behind him, suggesting that he has paused in his work.

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Rose Blair Delano sits in the grass with one dog at her side and six puppies in front of her. Another dog can be seen in the background.

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Chester Fuller (1838 - 1920) and his dog sail along in a small gaff-rigged boat. At the top of the photograph is the boom of the boat presumably carrying the photographer. The poem inscribed on the back of the photograph is transcribed below; it…

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Charlie Delano (1837 - 1903) stands behind a high-wheeled cart, possibly loading or unloading the bundle he holds in his arms, as another man (possibly Joshua Delano) looks on at left. Part of Delano's wharf, a boat pulled ashore and a cottage can…

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Rose Blair Delano (1879 - 1968) poses outside on a snow covered ground, holding what appears to be a bowl against her boody with her left hand. The wind blows her clothing to one side. Trees and a small building can be seen in the background.
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