Monday, September 07, 2020

Howard Street through Time

As much as some things change, other things stay the same or change very little. Ocracoke's historic Howard Street, one of the iconic and enduring features of Ocracoke Island, has captured the attention of photographers for decades. These images below document Howard Street's appeal for residents and visitors alike. 

The image below appeared on a vintage postcard from the 1950s:

This photo was on a postcard in the 1960s:


This image of the eastern end of Howard Street is from the late 1960s:

The following photo was taken in spring 2020 by Shane Claridge, a first-time visitor to the island from Canada:











There have obviously been a few changes, but the primitive beauty of Howard Street remains. Be sure to take a stroll down this lane whenever you are on the island.