Fifty-Five Years of Headwork

August 29, 1937 LOS ANGELES TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE Page Seven President Cleveland wanted an “invisible” haircut. Charles Schwab liked witch-hazel. But let Jack Brady tell you about the idiosyncrasies of famous men. He’s shaved and trimmed them for 55 years. BACK in the days when haircuts were 20 cents, shaves were 10 cents and beardsContinue reading “Fifty-Five Years of Headwork”

NHA Oral History Program-Interview with Marriott Fisher King 1988

Story of Marriot and Hazel at 24-27 minute mark of interview. Washington Fisher and the Madaket Farm mentioned in beginning of interview. Stephen Gibbs drove a Quaker hearse and his wife ran the Quaker Boarding House on Main St. They are presumed Quakers who always spoke in “thee and thou” -mentioned at the 17 minuteContinue reading “NHA Oral History Program-Interview with Marriott Fisher King 1988”

Artell B. Crowley Jr

Artell B. Crowley, Jr enlisted in the Coast Guard September 30, 1936 serving 30 years before retiring in 1966. He served the Coast Guard in many capacities before coming to Nantucket including the South Pacific during WWII. During his time in command of Brant Point Coast Guard station, there was much activity around Nantucket involvingContinue reading “Artell B. Crowley Jr”

Oliver Cromwell Fisher Oliver C. Fisher 1876 – 1956 The flag on the Pacific Club was half mast last weekend commemorating the passing of one of the Club’s oldest members: Oliver C. Fisher. Surfman for over thirty years, “OIlie” saw life-saving change from organized volunteers to equipped Life Saving Stations and, finally, to the U. S. CoastContinue reading “Oliver Cromwell Fisher”

Andrew Jackson Sandsbury

Andrew was born to a Swedish father and a Nantucket mother. He was named after President Andrew Jackson who was a hero to his parents, James and Anna for his victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans that contributed to the end of the War of 1812 and the British Blockade ofContinue reading “Andrew Jackson Sandsbury”

Peculiar Nantucket

Reading “off island” or “continent” newspaper articles about Nantucket from 1875 to 1896, gives an interesting viewpoint of how the island appeared to “visitors” at the time. After the demise of whaling in Nantucket, 800 families moved off island leaving the population of the island to about 3000. This 3000 was made up of retiredContinue reading “Peculiar Nantucket”