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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 1772-1927
    Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 from New Bedford Standard Newspaper, July 31, 1927....
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Standard, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Shipwrecks
    Black and White photograph of barges Idaho, Rutherford, Tucahoe - all wrecked on back shore near...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Peaked Hill Bars Station, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 Editorial
    Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 Newspaper Editorial in "The New Bedford...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Standard, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New Bedford Standard July 31, 1927 article entitled "Provincetown to Celebrate Two-Hundredth...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Standard, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New Bedford Times August 4, 1927 article entitled "Celebration in Provincetown Began...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Times, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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