Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Time to Read

Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Clocks like this one are pretty common in just about every town in New England.  Most often the clock  bears the name of the town or some sponsoring civic organization.  I found this clock outside a bookstore along the main shopping district of Vineyard Haven, not too far from the Ferry's Dock.  I thought it was very apropos.


  1. Ed, it isn't just small towns. The traditional meeting place in downtown Chicago was under the Marshal Field's clock. These large, public clocks are disappearing across the Midwest.

  2. I like the "Time To Read" phrase on the clock. I see them everywhere, too. Most of the older ones have the names of the jewelry store or department store, but the new replicas have the name of whoever sponsored them.