59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

Martha's Vineyard is one of the most photographed locations in the country. From the dramatic clay cliffs of Aquinnah to the Cape Poge lighthouse on Chappaquiddick, photographers have been capturing the Island's iconic landmarks for more than a century.

Preserved in the Martha's Vineyard Museum's collections are images that capture the Island through the years; its changing landscape, events and celebrations, destruction, businesses, vehicles and vessels, and the faces of Vineyarders themselves.

In addition to the photos included below, the Massachusetts Digital Commonwelath recently digitized a collection of glass plate negatives of Island subjects photographed by Edward Lee Luce and collected and organized by Basil Welch. To see these, click here.


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