Monthly Archives: December 2011

Main Street Rockport in Living Color, circa 1911

I’ve previously posted the black-and-white version of this postcard, but this colorized version is much nicer. Besides adding color, this version removed the utility poles and wires that lined both sides of the street and you can only barely make … Continue reading

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Schooner off Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

This lovely postcard of a schooner off Rockport has no date or postmark. It was published by Frank W. Swallow of Exeter, N.H. As I’ve previously noted, Swallow produced postcards starting in 1904 and continuing until his death in 1927. … Continue reading

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Three ‘Fishermen’ of Cape Ann at the Old Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1942

Note that the fishing shack you see here is not the famed Motif No. 1. Rather, it is the very similar shack that stood on the wharf now known as Tuna Wharf. You can see the two wharves with the … Continue reading

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Summer Residences at Land’s End, Rockport, Mass., 1910

As you can see from the photo below, these two houses still stand (with a third house now dividing them) on Penzance Road at the eastern end of Pebble Beach in Rockport. This is a real photo postcard bearing a … Continue reading

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Woods House, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

The Woods House still stands at the corner of Mt. Pleasant St. and Norwood Ave. (see picture below). At the time this picture was taken, the house was a summer boarding house. A 1912 classified ad in the Boston Evening … Continue reading

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The Common, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

This view shows the Rockport Common, looking up Mt. Pleasant St. from where it intersects with Broadway. The houses to the right are on High St., where they remain today. To the right of the common, outside the view of … Continue reading

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The Horseless Carriage Comes to Turk’s Head, circa 1906

In my research one day, I tripped across an article from the July 4, 1906, issue of The Horseless Age, a magazine devoted to the growing popularity of the motor vehicle. In a section of the magazine devoted to “commercial … Continue reading

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