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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 1729 - 1927
    Boston Globe article titled Provincetown Decked Out Gayly As She Begins Her Celebration of Town's...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Globe, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Scrapbook Cover: Provincetown's 200th Anniversary
    Cover of scrapbook compiled by Frank Shay presented to the Town of Provincetown " The Story...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--Description and travel, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Cape Tip Breeze
    The Cape Tip Breeze. Tourism directed newspaper Information for the Visitor, believed to be from...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Cape Tip Breeze, Provincetown (Mass.)--Description and travel
  • Provincetown Gay for 200th Birthday
    Boston Evening American article on Provincetown 200th Anniversary Celebration.
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Boston Evening American, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    Boston Herald August 5, 1927 article entitled "Provincetown Festival Opens".
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Herald, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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