William Steeple Davis (1884-1961), a painter, illustrator, printmaker, and photographer, spent most of his life in Orient. His legacy of thousands of glass-plate negatives and vintage photographs is remarkable and forms one of the most significant collections within the holdings of OHS. These photographs provide an important record of the physical appearance of Orient and East Marion over many decades in the first half of the 20th century. They frequently capture the mood of Oysterponds, with its ever-changing light, as he patiently photographed the same scenes at various times of day and in all seasons. Bug Light is a charming mansard-roofed lighthouse at the tip of Long Beach in Orient Harbor. It was destroyed by fire in 1963 and rebuilt some years later. The sloop shown on the right is the Black Eagle, a well-known Orient fishing vessel owned by several local families. This photograph was the gift of the William Steeple Davis estate.