Monthly Archives: August 2011

Henry’s Pond, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The caption on this postcard says, “Fresh Water Pond near Bathing Beach — Turks Head Inn — Rockport Mass.” Although it’s not labeled as such, this appears to me to be Henry’s Pond, just across the street from Pebble Beach. … Continue reading

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Rush Hour, Granite St., Pigeon Cove, 1909

I was thinking how sleepy Rockport’s Pigeon Cove section looked in this 1909 postcard, until it occurred to me that it’s not much busier today. Here you can see a horse-drawn wagon, various pedestrians, and the trolley tracks along the … Continue reading

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Geo. J. Tarr School, Rockport, Mass., 1907

Here is a postcard that is as interesting for its reverse side as for its front. The front shows the George J. Tarr School on School St. in Rockport. As I wrote in a previous post, this building, constructed in … Continue reading

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Rockport Shows its Support for Equal Rights, 1845

Needless to say, this is not a postcard. Rather, it is a scan of a Dec. 22, 1845, letter signed, “B.F.A. on behalf of The Rockport Social Circle.” The letter was delivered at Faneuil Hall, Boston, to Maria W. Chapman, … Continue reading

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Ye Stone Haven, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

These twin stone towers still mark the entrance to Straitsmouth Way in Rockport. In the image below, you can see the Google Street View perspective of this same scene as it looks today. “Stone Haven” was the name given to … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1935

Apart from the styles of the bathing suits, this Front Beach scene from around 1935 looks pretty much the same today. What changes there have been are mostly architectural. The mansard-roofed building in the center background has been replaced by … Continue reading

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