Posing on the Piscataqua
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Written by Strawbery Banke Archive

1886 Men standing across from Portsmouth Naval SHipyard/ SeacoastNH.com
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #119

History has left no details on rhese five young dandies posing with a pony cart on the waterfront at Mechanic Street in 1886. Old Ironsides is barely visible behind the hat of the man in the cart. Navy Yard shiphouses, an ancient warehouse and a crew rowing on the Piscataqua are also visible in the background. 

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Five young men on PIscataqua River in 1886 posing with pony cart / Strawbery Banke Museum Archives. All rights reserved

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

BONUS CLOSE-UPS

Picture detail with boat on the Piscataqua / SeacoastNH.com

Old Ironsides in background of historic photo / SeacoastNH.com

SEE: Another Old Ironsides candid photo