Daily Photo – November 28, 2016

Capt Roland Roberts and Harold Lowe with Turtle

Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum, Green Turtle Cay

It’s Museum Monday! Today’s photo shows Captain Roland Roberts (left) and Harold Lowe with a large turtle. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, turtle fishing was a lucrative occupation. Whereas a full day’s work earned a Green Turtle Cay labourer less than two shillings, one hawksbill turtle shell could bring in £8-10.

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Daily Photo – November 7, 2016

Mrs. Shirley Roberts at the Bahamas Airways Office

Photo courtesy of the Island Roots Heritage Festival organizing committee

Today’s Museum Monday image is from the mid-1900s, and shows Mrs. Shirley Roberts in front of the Bahamas Airways office. Bahamas Airways operated a seaplane service between Nassau and Green Turtle Cay from the late 1940s to the late 1950s.

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Daily Photo – October 31, 2016

Making Rope - Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Making Rope – Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Today’s Museum Monday photo is from the early to mid-1900s, and features local men making rope. Rope was commonly made from locally grown sisal. I don’t know who the people are in the image, but the photograph was taken on the road between Sundowners and the freight dock.

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Daily Photo – October 17, 2016

The Little Maggie Bar, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.

Image courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Today’s Museum Monday photo features The Little Maggie Bar, operated by proprietor, Absalom Bethel. Does anyone know where on Green Turtle Cay this was located, or the identities of the little girls?

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Daily Photo – October 10, 2016

Cane Mill, Green Turtle Cay

Image courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Early in the 20th century, Green Turtle Cay residents grew sugar cane, from which they would extract cane juice, using a mill such as the one above. The cane juice would be boiled down to make syrup, which was used in place of more expensive, imported sugar. Though this photo shows men and boys turning the mill wheel, at other times, it was pulled by a horse.

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Daily Photo – September 12, 2016

Wedding of Clarence and Lillian Pedican

Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Today’s Museum Monday photograph was taken on May 2, 1938 at the Green Turtle Cay marriage of Clarence Pedican and Lillian Saunders. Sadly, Lillian would die in 1956 at just 36 years old. And though Clarence would remarry the following year, that marriage was short lived. In 1959, Clarence was lost at sea from a crawfish boat traveling to Florida.

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