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Bay Street, The Heart of Nassau

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Very early view, looking west along Bay Street.
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Bay Street and the corner of Charlotte Street.
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Convicts by Adderley Building on Bay Street.
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"Bob, this is a valuable Coonley - you will have seen my chapter on Coonley in Reminiscing II.  Did you notice the 2-storey cupola on the Adderley Building? It blew down in one of the hurricanes and they replaced it with a smaller one that we are familiar with. Also the Kirk once had a tall wooden spire on the back section, very fine. I saw a picture once of the spire fallen in the street after a hurricane. They didn't put it back. Same thing on the Anglican Church at Harbour Island. "
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

Stores on Bay Street, Nassau. 1901.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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The Royal Bank of Canada, Bay Street, Nassau.
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A slight variation of the above postcard.
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Bay Street by Rawson Square, Nassau.
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Finding shade on Bay Street, Nassau.
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"The sign of the New Colonial Pharmacy can be seen on the corner of Bay and Frederick St. This was my father's shop before it became The Perfume Shop. Wish I knew the date."
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dirty Dick's Bar, Bay Street, Nassau.
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"Dirty Dick's" Hotel Bar, Nassau.
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Bay St. Near Dirty Dick's. Posted 1932.
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Dray, Bay Street, Nassau. 1901.
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"I'm amazed that Jas. P. Sands Grocery was there as early as 1901. "Uncle" Jimmy, a close friend of my father, taught me to splice rope when I was young, about 1941,2. "
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

Bay Street, Nassau, 1929.
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An early view of East Bay Street, Nassau.
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"This big silk cotton is still there, next to the office of Brown's Boat Basin. Donald and Sidney Brown are gone, but their sons carry on the hauling and painting business. A small posh shopping center is on the side road, on this side of the tree. Nassau THEN and NOW."
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

East or Bay Street,?? Nassau, 1901.
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Bay Street from the Masonic Temple, Nassau. 1908
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A Policeman Directing Traffic on Bay Sreet.
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The British Colonial Hotel in the Background.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Dirty Dicks Street Scene, Bay Street, Nassau.
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A Sailor with Lady Friends, Bay Street, Nassau
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Dirty Dick's Bar, Bay Street.
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Dirty Dicks's Bar on Bay Street, Nassau, 1966.
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Interior, Dirty Dick's, Nassau
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....it was our grandfather Bruce Kilroy Tompson who owned "Dirty Dicks" on Bay Street, Nassau, later inherited by our uncle, also Bruce Kilroy Thompson.

Uncle Roy (Thompson) is the gentleman in the blue suit in the interior color-shot of "Dirty Dicks".

Terry.

Bob, I was commissioned about 1960 to take this picture when I was a professional photographer.
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

Flier For Dirty Dick's Bar, Bay Street.
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Bay Street, Nassau, posted 10-5-05.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Looking Down Bay Street.
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Bay Street from Frederick Street, Nassau. 27-1-12.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Bay Street Scene, Nassau.
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Bay Street, Nassau. Posted Feb13th 1914.
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"The water wagon used to spray Bay Street to keep the white limestone dust down."
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

Bay Street, Nassau.
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East Bay Street, Nassau. Posted Feb. 4th 1909.
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Bay St. Showing Pubic Market. Nassau. 21-1-1913.
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Bay Street West from Victoria Avenue.
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Bay Street, Nassau.
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Bay Street and Water Cart c.1905.
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Busy Little Bay Street, Nassau.
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Shops on Bay Street.
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Busy Bay Street, Nassau.
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In the Heart of Nassau.
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Bay Street, Nassau. Posted Jan. 23rd 1938.
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"Bob, I am VERY interested to see that this postcard was postmarked Jan 1938. This gives the family an idea of when my father was running The Perfume Shop from within the New Colonial Pharmacy. I was just a boy of 5."
Ron Lightbourn, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Nassau Shop, Bay Street.
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The Interior of the Nassau Shop, Bay Street.
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