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George Elmer Browne

George Elmer Browne photograph
George Elmer Browne ©1915, courtesy Fred Hemley, Shore Galleries

Fishermen mend their nets as Provincetown’s “Front Street” beckons beyond. Most businesses faced the water at this time and were accessed by people who walked the beach as their main avenue or arrived by boat to conduct commerce. As one woman of the time noted, it was much more efficient arriving by boat as “an excursion overland from Wellfleet was an overnight trip.”