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Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

The Work of Richard G. Shute

Introduction Biography Shute's Place in History The Exhibit



Richard G. Shute and his father Charles together ran the C. H. Shute & Son photographic studio from 1867 to 1877. During that time they adapted to both the improvements in photographic techniques and the changes in the social, cultural, and economic environment of the Island. Even after Charles' death in 1877, Richard continued to produce photographs and document life on the Island. Overall, the images the Shutes created will always remain an extraordinary source for understanding the history of late nineteenth-century Martha's Vineyard.