- Item 105123 - Picking blackberries, Westport Island, ca. 1907
- Contributed by Westport Island History Committee
- Item 105123
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Annie May Colby (1866-1955) and her daughter, Verlie May Colby (1891-1992) posed as they were picking blackberries.Show Details
Westport Island was rich with berries in summer months like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. In the 1920s and 1930s when market gardening was a source of income, Westport Islanders boated to neighboring islands with their bounty of berries and produce to supply summer residents.