While we’re physical distancing here in L.A., I’m taking advantage of the time to sort through my archive of historic Bahamian photos and identify as many of the people in the pictures as possible. Sadly, a notebook in which I had jotted a lot of names and details was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian before I’d had a chance to digitize the information.
Some images are from the collections of family members – my mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and other relatives. Others were sent to me over the years by blog readers or Abaco history buffs. A few I obtained from museums or archives.
So many Abaconians lost their precious family pictures and albums during Hurricane Dorian. It would be great to identify the people in these photos, so I can get copies to their family members if possible.
Each Friday, I’ll share a handful of historic photographs. If you recognize any of the people in them, or can share details about their lives and families, please either comment below or email me directly.
The following week, I’ll share what I’ve learned and post another batch of photos.
Let’s start with the images below, which are courtesy of Hope Town’s Wyannie Malone Museum. Recognize anyone?