William F. Jenks

8 Park St    1891.jpg
The family homestead at 8 Park Street
W F Jenkns 1891.jpg

The photo below is of the Customs House, which at the time was located on the 2nd floor of the Goverment House at 8 Water Street.

Since both calendars and a clock are visible within the image, we are able to ascertain that the photo was taken on December 14th 1908, at 2:35 p.m.

Customs House Dec 14 1908

In the foreground of the photo is a "Nipping Press" which is used in the binding of books.

 

Mr. W. F. Jenks is seen sitting at the high desk in the back left.

Is that a spittoon on the floor by the small desk in the back, yikes.