I am estimating this picture to be from the early 1940s, which makes it one of the most recent of any of the postcards I’ve posted here so far. The picture is by Virginia Cleaves Little, who, as I noted in an earlier post, was most active as a postcard publisher during the years 1940 to 1945.
The photograph is interesting because it shows Motif No. 1 not as a tourist attraction, but as part of Rockport’s working waterfront. The name painted on the bow of the boat to the far left is “Joe D’Ambrosio, Boston.” The names on the other two are too blurry to make out, except that both say they are from Boston and the one to the right has a name that begins with, “Anna.”