Monthly Archives: July 2012

Driftwood Farm, Home of the J. Raymond Smiths, Rockport, Mass., circa 1944

This is the second postcard I’ve posted showing Driftwood Farm, which was located above Whale Cove in Rockport, on Driftwood Way, off South Street, between Whale Cove Lane and Driftwood Road. The earlier post showed it looking up from the … Continue reading

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People in Old First Parish Cemetary, 1898

This photograph is dated Sept. 8, 1898, and comes from the collection of Merry Seppala. It is possible that it was taken by Charles Cleaves, because the woman second from right in the black dress is Emma Cleaves, Charles’ sister. … Continue reading

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An Old Street in Rockport, Mass. (Cleaves St.), circa 1920

This postcard offers a view of Cleaves Street in Rockport around 1920. You can see the Universalist Church on the street and the steeple of the Congregational Church to right, beyond the fence. Cleaves Street was originally laid out in … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: View of Rockport Harbor, 1882

I have so far generally restricted this blog to postcards from my own collection. However, in the course of surfing the Web for research, I often come across historical images of Rockport posted elsewhere. Rather than keep these finds to … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Co’s Quarry (Flat Ledge), circa 1908

This postcard shows the Rockport Granite Company’s quarry, now known as Flat Ledge Quarry, around 1908. Compare this picture with this one of the same quarry. For other posts about the Rockport Granite Company and its quarries, see here. This … Continue reading

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Swedish Lutheran Church, Pigeon Hill St., Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1900

This is an old photograph from the collection of Merry Seppala of Pigeon Cove. It shows the Swedish Lutheran Church that once stood on Pigeon Hill Street, where Pigeon Hill Court begins. In 1949, the church was moved to Stockholm … Continue reading

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The Original Pigeon Cove House, Before it Became the Emerson, 1911

This real-photo postcard is remarkable for a couple reasons. For one, it shows a rare view of a historic Pigeon Cove building. For another, it appears to be signed on the reverse by Charles H. Cleaves, the Rockport lawyer and … Continue reading

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Vista of the Town Through the Back Beach Willows, Rockport, Mass., c. 1934

Today, the 4th of July, Back Beach in Rockport will be the scene of an enormous bonfire watched by hundreds. But Back Beach once looked much different than it does today. Where the road along the beach now offers an … Continue reading

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