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Block Island

May 2024
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Your “Then and Now” feature has always been interesting, and the look at Block Island in the September/October 1988 issue is no exception. I was especially intrigued by the caption for the photo of Old Harbor’s grocery store, which mentions “about 1890” as the time it was taken. Was the World War I-vintage Model T parked in front superimposed to give it a more “modern” touch?

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