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Catalog Number CC2015.35.1
Title Seafood Industry and Downtown Hampton
Credit line Courtesy of Gwen Cumming.
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2015-03-28
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.).
Interviewer Cobb, Mike
Interview date 2015-03-28
Interview place Hampton History Museum
Length of Interview 00:18:53
Extent of Description Master video file (mp4)
Web access video file (mp4)
People 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.
Topics Businesses
Seafood Industry
Hampton High School
Place Names District08--Downtown
Site--Downtown Hampton
Site--H.C. Horseman Crab & Oyster Packing (Amory/J.M. Phillips/Lewis)
Structure--Cedar Hall
Structure--Hampton High Sch. (1922-1958; Thorpe JHS)
Site--Downtown Hampton
Structure--W.Queen St. #2
Structure--E.Queen St. #16
Structure--Augusta Hotel (Hotel Langley)
Structure--E.Queen St. #123-125
Structure--Buxton Hospital
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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