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Perry Collection

Perry

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Marion Agostinho Perry was affectionately known to everyone as just "Bert" Perry. He was one of four children of Amelia (Hill) Perry and Manuel Perry, and his uncle was Captain Marion Perry, owner of the famed fishing schooner "Rose Dorothea," which won the Lipton Cup in the Fishermen's Race of Boston's Old Home Week Celebration in1907. The span of his years, 1901-1977, was marked by hard work and by unusual willingness to assume varied responsibility with warmth of spirit and personal integrity, which were unfailing. The story of his early childhood, however, reveals much about the difficult lives of the fishermen and their families in the twentieth century, and, in its retelling, one is reminded how often death stalked the boards of many a vessel sailing out of Provincetown Harbor. [More...]

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  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    Boston Advertiser August 5, 1927 articles and photos related to Provincetown 200th Anniversary...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Advertiser, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New Bedford Times July 19, 1927 entitled "Provincetown Plans Big Day".
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Times, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    Boston Post August 5, 1927, article "Provincetown in Gala Garb for Celebration"...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Post, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1729 - 1927
    New York Herald Tribune article titled Provincetown Torn by Strife of Art Schools, written by...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Art, New York Herald Tribune, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New York Herald Tribune July 24, 1927 article entitled Provincetown Fete August 4 - 7 Observes...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New York Herald Tribune, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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