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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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  • Boy in a boat  at dock
    Black and white postcard, circa 1915, showing a boy in a boat tied up to a wharf on the...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Atlantic Fisherman, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Harbors--Provincetown--Mass
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New York Herald Tribune article on Provincetown's 200th Anniversary celebration.
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New York Herald Tribune, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Centenial 1727-1927
    Provincetown 200th Centenial 1727-1927. Newspaper "The Evening Standard" New Bedford,...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: New Bedford Standard, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1729 - 1927
    Boston Post article titled "Provincetown's Festival."
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Post, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Historic Provincetown Guide Book
    "Historic Provincetown" - Map of Provincetown with pictures depicting fishermen and...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Fishermen, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Maps, Provincetown (Mass.)--Description and travel, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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