Author Archives: Robert Ambrogi

Life Saving Station and Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., c. 1915

Even though the Life Saving Station and the Straitsmouth Inn were nearby each other on Rockport’s Gap Head, it is rare to see them together in the same postcard. This view looks across Gap Cove from along Marmion Way, and … Continue reading

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Boiling Spring, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1912

I need your help with this one. The location depicted in this postcard is a mystery to me. I am hoping that some astute readers can provide me with more information. Some sources believe it was in the area of … Continue reading

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Old Garden Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1935

This is a linen postcard showing Rockport’s Old Garden Beach. Although it is undated, I estimate it to be from around 1935 for a couple of reasons. For one, linen postcards were produced primarily from 1930 to 1945, so it … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Co. Advertising Booklet, c. 1895

This is an eight-page advertising brochure for Rockport Granite Company. It was engraved and printed by John A. Lowell & Co. of Boston. It is undated. I estimate its date to be around 1895. My reason for this is primarily … Continue reading

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Visiting Day at the ‘Witch House,’ Pigeon Cove, circa 1920

A couple days late for Halloween, but here is another view of the Witch House in Pigeon Cove. I’ve posted several other images of this house, which you can find here,¬†here, here and here. The name comes from the popular … Continue reading

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Eaton Cottage, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

This house still stands at 50 Eden Road in Rockport. The legend on the postcard says that the house was built in 1908 by Bailey & Hosmer. (Online listings for this house say it was built in 1906.) The postcard … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cove from Pigeon Hill, circa 1912

Here is a view of Pigeon Hill in the days when it was much more bare and cows roamed its pastures. This postcard is from the Rockport Photo Bureau. The card is not dated, but based on its similarity to … Continue reading

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