Picking blackberries, Westport Island, ca. 1907

Contributed by Westport Island History Committee

Picking blackberries, Westport Island, ca. 1907

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Description

Annie May Colby (1866-1955) and her daughter, Verlie May Colby (1891-1992) posed as they were picking blackberries.

Westport Island was rich with berries in summer months like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. In the 1920s and 1930s when market gardening was a source of income, Westport Islanders boated to neighboring islands with their bounty of berries and produce to supply summer residents.

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About This Item

  • Title: Picking blackberries, Westport Island, ca. 1907
  • Creation Date: circa 1907
  • Subject Date: circa 1907
  • Town: Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.9 cm x 10.3 cm
  • Collection: Colby Greenleaf Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477
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