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John Henry Moore Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988.7

Content Description

The John Henry Moore Collection contains photographs depicting Palm Beach County in 1899 related to the recovery of the Lofthus shipwreck and the activities of John Henry "Harry" Moore, who was a local carpenter.

Acquisition Type

Donation

Provenance

Cecile Wilton, great niece of John Henry Moore (1860-1937), donated these materials to the Broward County Historical Commission on November 15, 1988. John Henry Moore was a carpenter who worked on canals in Palm Beach County.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1899

Extent

1 Hollinger Box (The John Henry Moore Collection contains photographs depicting Palm Beach County in 1899 related to the recovery of the shipwreck Lofthus and activities of John Henry "Harry" Moore, who was a local carpenter at the time. Moore worked on canals in Palm Beach County. Images include Captain Thomas Moore Rickards, Boca Raton Civil Engineer employed by the Florida East Coast Railway and also Boca Raton's first settler, other local workmen, the shipwreck of the Lofthus and its lumber cargo, and the shipwreck of Oh Kim Soon, railroad tracks and materials transport with a windlass, Moore's boat house, and a portrait of John Henry Moore.)