|Title||Seafood Industry and Downtown Hampton|
|Credit line||Courtesy of Gwen Cumming.|
|Collection||Oral History Collection|
|Object Type||Digital Gift|
|Narrator's name||Gwendolyn A. Cumming|
|Description/Scope & Content||Oral history interview with Gwendolyn A. Cumming, interviewed by Mike Cobb, recorded March 28, 2015, at Hunt for Hampton History. The narrator describes surviving polio and treatment at Buxton Hospital, childhood memories of Cedar Hall, Hampton High School in the 1940s, college and teaching in the 1950s, the Hampton seafood industry (especially Amory's Crab and downtown Hampton businesses, including Woodward's Drugstore (inside 2 W. Queen St.), Ladies' Fashion Parlor (16 E. Queen St.), Elizabeth Salon (operated by Elizabeth B. Thompson, inside Hotel Langley), and the Monroe Shop (operated by Elizabeth H. Bentley, inside 123 E. Queen St.).|
|Interview place||Hampton History Museum|
|Length of Interview||00:18:53|
|Extent of Description||
Master video file (mp4)
Web access video file (mp4)
Cumming, Gwendolyn A.
Tormey, Ann Estill Darling (Mrs. James Henderson Tormey)
Darling, Mary Mahala Gorton ("Mollie") (Mrs. Frank Wilkinson Darling)
Thompson, Elizabeth B.
Bentley, Elizabeth H.
Hampton High School
Site--H.C. Horseman Crab & Oyster Packing (Amory/J.M. Phillips/Lewis)
Structure--Hampton High Sch. (1922-1958; Thorpe JHS)
Structure--W.Queen St. #2
Structure--E.Queen St. #16
Structure--Augusta Hotel (Hotel Langley)
Structure--E.Queen St. #123-125
|Notes||Oral history interviews are the personal memories and reflections of the narrator, and the Hampton History Museum cannot guarantee the accuracy of an interview's content. The views and opinions expressed by the narrator are not necessarily those of the Hampton History Museum or City of Hampton.|
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