Dumptique in West Tisbury has lingered long in imaginations and closets around the Island. It resides at the dump, a small shack near the entrance, and is the Island’s only free thrift shop. Within its small wooden walls are clothes, books, children’s toys, lots and lots of shoes, essentially anything the mind can conjure up; used but still worthy.

A visit there can be both literally gratifying, the eureka moment of finding that perfect dress or coat, and a bit soulful too. There is community out there among the clothes and housewares, making Dumptique an essential piece in the Vineyard puzzle.

And now it is finally getting its close-up, with an exhibit of photographs to be displayed at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, entitled See You at the Dumptique. For the show, photographer Brigitte Cornand captured more than 70 portraits of Islanders and visitors browsing at the thrift shop.

The show opens Friday, Nov. 4, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum’s Edgartown location, 59 School street. The exhibit continues through Dec. 3.

For more information, visit mvmuseum.org.