Monthly Archives: June 2012

Granite Street and the Bulfinch House, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1900

This is not a postcard, but a photograph from the collection of Pigeon Cove native Merry Seppala. As I’ve mentioned before, Merry has graciously allowed me to scan some of her old photographs and postcards. The elegant Greek Revival home … Continue reading

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Three Views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here are three views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove. The three came to me as a set. No publisher or date is identified, but the markings on the front and rear, not to mention the views, make clear that … Continue reading

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A Cape Ann Fisherman and Dory, 1905

Here is another view of what looks to be the same fisherman pictured in this postcard from the same publisher. Both postcards are from the Detroit Publishing Company and are dated 1905. (See other Detroit Publishing postcards here and here.) … Continue reading

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1940 Census Records Show Residents of Thacher Island

In April, the U.S. National Archives published online the full set of records from the 1940 United States census. The records are published as images and have not been indexed, so they are a bit difficult to search. However, you … Continue reading

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Speedwell Engine No. 2, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1915

Here is another postcard from the collection of Rockport’s Merry Seppala. The caption on it says, “Auto combination hose and chemical wagon built by members of the Speedwell Engine Company, Pigeon Cove, Mass.” The card was published by Rockport Photo … Continue reading

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All Aboard for the Ballgame, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Rockport native Merry Seppala has graciously allowed me to scan some of her old postcards and photographs, which I’ll be posting from time to time here over the coming weeks. She has several one-of-a-kind photos, so stay tuned. This postcard … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Defenders ‘Weetamoe’ and ‘Vanitie’ off Straitsmouth, 1932

In 1930, for the first time in America’s Cup competition, a universal rule was adopted for the design of eligible yachts, the J class. These J Class yachts had a waterline length of between 75 to 87 feet. Only 10 … Continue reading

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