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The changing face of Nantucket town offers a reflection of the times—a distinct portrait of the culture that blossomed and the people who worked, shopped, strolled, lingered, and conducted the business of their lives in a significant era of Nantucket’s history. The signs—from shops, markets, offices, ephemeral sites, the hospital, hotels, and restaurants—provide a collective memory of the Nantucket community and offer access to people and places half forgotten or never known. They are a window into the past, and a glimpse of the way things were.