Category Archives: Photos

A foul fowl?

Sometimes you come across an image that really makes you wish someone had written a caption. Here is one such photo.

With Delano’s Wharf in the background, we know that the photo was taken on the edge of Kingston Bay. The man stooped over the water resembles Charlie Delano (1837 – 1903) who fished and clammed in the area. But what is he doing with that bird? Catching it? Releasing it? Giving it a rinse? Added to the puzzle are the expectant looks from the four by-standers to the left.

Any ideas?


Source: Image from the Delano Photograph Collection (IC11).

Thanksgiving 1917

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, check out these negatives taken by noted Kingston historian and photographer, Emily Fuller Drew (1881-1950), on a freezing Thanksgiving Day in 1917.

Jones River at “the leaning tree,” Thanksgiving 1917


Curve of the Jones River, Thanksgiving 1917


Jones River “from the river path,” Thanksgiving 1917


Anchor Forge Dam
Anchor Forge Dam, Thanksgiving 1917


Source: Images from the Emily Fuller Drew Collection (MC16).


According to a recent article in the Kingston Reporter, 20% of American cranberry consumption falls during Thanksgiving week.

Our love for this particular fruit is certainly not new. This image of Keith & Adams cranberry bog on Summer Street dates back to around 1885.

Pickers handpicking cranberries in rows laid out by string, c. 1885
Pickers handpicking cranberries in rows laid out by string, c. 1885


Source: Image is from the Mary Hathaway Collection (MC21).