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14597Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball - 1928GalleryEvents, Gala1928-02-22Southwest Harbor
13924Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 10th Year - 1957GalleryEvents, Gala1957Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13918Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 9th Year - 1956GalleryEvents, Gala1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13914Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 5th Year - 1952GalleryEvents, Gala1952Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13895Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 4th Year - 1951GalleryEvents, Gala1951Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13860Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 3rd Year - 1950GalleryEvents, Gala1950-04-19Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13857Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 2nd Year - 1949GalleryEvents, Gala1949-04-20Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13847Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 1st Year - 1948GalleryEvents, Gala1948-04-12Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13845Way Bak - Gay Nineties Ball 7th Year - 1954GalleryEvents, Gala1954Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
13693Way Bak - Gay Nineties BallsReferenceEvents, GalaSouthwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadThe Way Back Balls were held between 1948 and 1957, and possibly before. SWHPL #14597 shows a ticket to the Way Bak Ball in 1928 - note the different spelling. The twenty-five Sou'Westers held a Way Back (gay nineties) ball in the spring of each year during the 1950's at the VIA (Village Improvement Association) hall in Manset (the Thibodeau home in 2006). Miles Grindle talks about Wayback Balls in his recount of growing up in Northeast Harbor in the 1930's: “’Wayback Balls’ were held, when everyone dressed in old fashioned clothes, tux and top hats, long dresses, or overalls with plaid shirts. These dances were by invitation only, restricted to voting age, by a member of chartered ‘Waybackers’. The main snack, provided during intermission, was dry fish. Probably most people reading this journal have not experienced the joy of occasionally eating a piece of dry fish. The local fishermen would catch small codfish, and let the wind dry them on their boats, then strip the fish off the skin, and put them in jars. Alcohol was not allowed on the premises, but those who indulged kept their bottles in their cars.” - “The Local Boy: Growing up in Northeast Harbor, Maine in the 1930’s” by Miles Grindle, p. 29 – n.d. [2006] – Privately published – in the collection of the Southwest Harbor Public Library.
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The Way Back Balls were held between 1948 and 1957, and possibly before. SWHPL #14597 shows a ticket to the Way Bak Ball in 1928 - note the different spelling. The twenty-five Sou'Westers held a Way Back (gay nineties) ball in the spring of each year during the 1950's at the VIA (Village Improvement Association) hall in Manset (the Thibodeau home in 2006). Miles Grindle talks about Wayback Balls in his recount of growing up in Northeast Harbor in the 1930's: “’Wayback Balls’ were held, when everyone dressed in old fashioned clothes, tux and top hats, long dresses, or overalls with plaid shirts. These dances were by invitation only, restricted to voting age, by a member of chartered ‘Waybackers’. The main snack, provided during intermission, was dry fish. Probably most people reading this journal have not experienced the joy of occasionally eating a piece of dry fish. The local fishermen would catch small codfish, and let the wind dry them on their boats, then strip the fish off the skin, and put them in jars. Alcohol was not allowed on the premises, but those who indulged kept their bottles in their cars.” - “The Local Boy: Growing up in Northeast Harbor, Maine in the 1930’s” by Miles Grindle, p. 29 – n.d. [2006] – Privately published – in the collection of the Southwest Harbor Public Library. [show more]
9700Gay Nineties Ball - 1957Image, PhotographEvents, Gala1957Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
9699Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
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1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadCenter front couple: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Next couple: Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Next couple: Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
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Center front couple: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Next couple: Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Next couple: Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
9698Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
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1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadCouples in order after man in top hat: Eunice (Palmer) Gilley - Mrs. Philip Frederick Morse Gilley (1897-1987) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) Melissa C. (Farnham) Carroll - Mrs. Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1995) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Daphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985) Unknown couple Unknown couple Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) Unknown couple
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Couples in order after man in top hat: Eunice (Palmer) Gilley - Mrs. Philip Frederick Morse Gilley (1897-1987) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) Melissa C. (Farnham) Carroll - Mrs. Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1995) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Daphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985) Unknown couple Unknown couple Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) Unknown couple [show more]
9697Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
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1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadFront man in overalls: Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Unknown couple Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) - Search Dolliver in the Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991) Marjorie J. (MacFarland) Hamblen - Mrs. Stanwood Neal Hamblen (1925-) Stanwood Neal Hamblen (1926-1987) Man to the right in checked shirt and white trousers: Possibly Wendell H. Gilley (1904-1983)
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Front man in overalls: Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Unknown couple Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) - Search Dolliver in the Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991) Marjorie J. (MacFarland) Hamblen - Mrs. Stanwood Neal Hamblen (1925-) Stanwood Neal Hamblen (1926-1987) Man to the right in checked shirt and white trousers: Possibly Wendell H. Gilley (1904-1983) [show more]
9696Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
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1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadLeft to Right: Alice J. (Carpenter) Berry - Mrs. Frederick K. Berry (1925-1999) Margaret Elizabeth (Tilden) Reed - Mrs. Raymond Wilson Reed, Jr. (1924-1995) Raymond "Junie" Wilson Reed, Jr. (1922-2004) Unknown
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Left to Right: Alice J. (Carpenter) Berry - Mrs. Frederick K. Berry (1925-1999) Margaret Elizabeth (Tilden) Reed - Mrs. Raymond Wilson Reed, Jr. (1924-1995) Raymond "Junie" Wilson Reed, Jr. (1922-2004) Unknown
9695Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadSecond row - Left to Right: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
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Second row - Left to Right: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
9694Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, MansetFront row - Left to Right: Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) Fannie S. (Savage) Bennett - Mrs. Edward Harry Bennett (1894-1964) Edward Harold "Harry" Bennett (1890-1965) Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991)
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Front row - Left to Right: Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) Fannie S. (Savage) Bennett - Mrs. Edward Harry Bennett (1894-1964) Edward Harold "Harry" Bennett (1890-1965) Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991)
9693Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadFront row - Left to Right: Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) Second row - Left to Right: Melissa C. (Farnham) Carroll - Mrs. Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1995) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Daphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985) Third row - Left to Right: Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) - Search Dolliver in the Fannie S. (Savage) Bennett - Mrs. Edward Harry Bennett (1894-1964)
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Front row - Left to Right: Myra "Midie" (Gilley) Stanley - Mrs. Burnham Manchester Stanley (1909-2001) Burnham "Ham" Manchester Stanley (1903-1970) Chloa (Harris) Searls - Mrs. Thomas Searls, Jr. (1906-1982) Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) Second row - Left to Right: Melissa C. (Farnham) Carroll - Mrs. Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1995) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966) Daphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985) Third row - Left to Right: Elsie May (Robinson) Dolliver - Mrs. Milton Haynes Dolliver (1903-1984) Milton Haynes Dolliver (1901-1996) - Search Dolliver in the Fannie S. (Savage) Bennett - Mrs. Edward Harry Bennett (1894-1964) [show more]
9692Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadCouple in front: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) - man in overalls on right
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Couple in front: Elsie M. (Phillips) Marshall - Mrs. Roscoe C. Marshall (1905-1988) Roscoe C. Marshall (1911-1968) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) - man in overalls on right
9691Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadThomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) - on right
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Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) - on right
9690Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadDaphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985)
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Daphne Forbis - Mrs. Avery Forbis Avery Forbis (1913-1985)
9689Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road
9688Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadLeft to Right: Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966)
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Left to Right: Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986) Philip Frederick Morse Gilley - Dr. Gilley - dentist (1887-1961) Philip Tracy Carroll (1904-1966)
9687Gay Nineties Ball - 1956Image, PhotographEvents, Gala
People
1956Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall RoadLeft to Right: Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991) Uknown Unknown Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
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Left to Right: Phyllis C. (Whitmore) Closson - Mrs. Lewis E. Closson (1914-2003) Lewis E. Closson (1912-1991) Uknown Unknown Thomas Searls, Jr. (1908-1986)
9686Gay Nineties Ball - 1953Image, PhotographEvents, Gala1954Southwest Harbor, Manset237 Seawall Road