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1227. (lot 13 photos) Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1905.

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1227. (lot 13 photos) Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1905.

1227. (lot 13 photos) Wellfleet, Cape Cod c.1905. Mayo’s Beach Lighthouse & Marconi Radio Station, beach, homes, etc. Lot of 13 photos still mounted on original album page. Includes lovely large 4” x 5 ½” image of Mayo’s Beach Light and Keeper’s dwelling. The new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper’s house shown here, were built in 1881, and the original lantern and wood dwelling was removed. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Additional large views include a view looking down Kendrick Avenue toward the light station, one of the few structures on the street at that time. Also included is a view of the Highland Navy Radio-compass Station, and another of the four Marconi radio towers in Wellfleet near the beach. From this site, Marconi successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication between the U.S. and England in 1903. Additional 9 images measure about 2 ½” x 3 ½” and include a wreck on the beach, farm and home views. Great lot, crisp and clear, all still neatly attached to original album page. Rare lot. (VG+). $248.