Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Tennis Court View of Straitsmouth Island, circa 1919

I have to assume that this tennis court, with its clear and proximate view of Straitsmouth Island, was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, out on Gap Head Road, off Marmion Way. But then I went down there and tried … Continue reading

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Real photo postcard, Marmion Way, Rockport, circa 1910

Here is an unpaved Marmion Way in Rockport, circa 1910, as seen in a real photo postcard (meaning it was printed directly from a photo negative). The view is from just past Gully Point, looking southwest up Marmion towards South … Continue reading

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Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

This church, constructed in , stood at the corner of Jewett St. and Broadway in Rockport, at the location of the present Rockport United Methodist Church. The church pictured here was built in 1876, to replace the original church, which … Continue reading

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More of Anthony Thieme, at His South Street Home, 1950

Earlier this week, I posted photos of noted Rockport artist Anthony Thieme painting Motif No. 1 in 1950. Here is more from that same series of photographs, only this set shows Thieme and his wife Lillian at their home, which … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Anthony Thieme Painting Motif No. 1, 1950

A newspaper photographer captured these images of one of Rockport’s most famous painters, Anthony Thieme, in 1950, just four years before he tragically took his own life. Our famous red fishing shack, Motif No. 1, was a favorite subject of … Continue reading

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Photograph of Main Street, Rockport, circa 1930

This is a photograph — not a postcard — of Main Street in Rockport. It comes from the collection of old postcards and photos belonging to Merry Seppala of Rockport. I estimate the date to be around 1930, based on … Continue reading

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View of Straitsmouth Island, Rockport, Mass., circa 1914

In this unusual view, Straitsmouth Island and its lighthouse stand off in the distance, with a ship about to pass them by. If anyone has any idea of from where this was taken, I’d love to hear it. The perspective … Continue reading

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Inner Harbor, Rockport, Real Photo Postcard, circa 1910

This real photo postcard is interesting not only for its view of the harbor, but also for its view of Bearskin Neck. As you can see, the ocean end of the Neck was relatively clear of buildings, compared to how … Continue reading

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Bearskin Neck, Real Photo Postcard, circa 1920

This is a “real photo” postcard view of Bearskin Neck, looking towards town from near the end. This was not a commercially produced postcard, but one produced directly from a negative with a backing that allowed it to be mailed … Continue reading

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