On the Corner … of the Past and Present

By Mary Anderson and Martha Ball

The Block Island Historical Society was founded in 1942. To help celebrate its 75th year, the Society’s Diamond Anniversary, The Block Island Times published sketches and photographs of some items it has in its collection throughout 2017.

JANUARY’S
FEATURED ITEMS

tercentennial gift

old ‘Handy Laundry’ stove

FEBRUARY’S FEATURED ITEMS

cookie cutter

UNCLE RAY’S CHAIR

MARCH’S
FEATURED ITEMS

POLICEMAN’S BADGE

turkey red cloth

APRIL’S
FEATURED ITEMS

wrecking cloth dress

corn sheller

fishing gear

MAY’S
FEATURED ITEMS

post office box

Music Box

JUNE’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Butter Churn

Rebecca statue

JULY’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Rescue

Shore Dinner

AUGUST’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Our Building

Wringer

SEPTEMBER’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Hurricane Carol

Cash Register

Pots & Kettles

OCTOBER’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Miss Dickens parlor organ

pilot’s book

NOVEMBER’S
FEATURED ITEMS

survey

Middletown marker

DECEMBER’S
FEATURED ITEMS

Nathan’s desk

sled

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