Tag Archives: E.C. McIntire

Turks Head Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I’ve noted before, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s finest resort. It stood at the location of the present-day Cape Hedge Inn, at the intersection of South Street and Thatcher Road in the area of town known … Continue reading

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The Old Stone Wharves, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

These two postcards show the exact same scene and come from the same publisher, but there are subtle differences between them. In particular, note the clouds — they are vastly different in the two views. The probable reason for this … Continue reading

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Chapin’s Gully, Pigeon Cove, Cape Ann, Mass., circa 1910

Chapin’s Gully was named for Edwin Hubbell Chapin, an internationally prominent 19th Century preacher, author and editor of the influential newspaper, the Christian Leader. Chapin spent some 30 summers in Pigeon Cove. He died at his cottage there in 1880, … Continue reading

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Sea View Farm, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

Seaview Farm, at 38 South St. in Rockport, is known today as a boarding stable. It has been home to seven generations of the Lane family, who established it in 1838 as a dairy farm. In the 1970s, Charles L. … Continue reading

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Ye Stone Haven, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

These twin stone towers still mark the entrance to Straitsmouth Way in Rockport. In the image below, you can see the Google Street View perspective of this same scene as it looks today. “Stone Haven” was the name given to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cove Harbor, Cape Ann, Mass., circa 1912

The postmark on this card is dated June 18, but the year is obliterated. It is definitely a pre-1917 postcard, but not older than 1907. It was published by E.C. McIntire, Gloucester, and printed in Germany. As I’ve noted before, … Continue reading

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Two Views of Rockport’s Award Winning Motif No. 1 Float, 1933

Tomorrow is Motif No. 1 Day, Rockport’s annual celebration of its iconic fishing shack. In conjunction with that, Leslie D. Bartlett will premiere his film tonight, The Fish Shack Float that Charmed Chicago, the story of Rockport’s first-prize-winning entry in … Continue reading

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Main Street, Pigeon Cove, Showing Tool Factory, c. 1915

This old view of a sleepy Main Street in Pigeon Cove shows the now-abandoned Cape Ann Tool Company to the right and the trolley tracks that once circled Cape Ann to the left. A sign on the third utility pole … Continue reading

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Fishing Boats, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The coloring of this postcard makes it look more like a modern painting than a 100-year-old postcard. One source I found attributed this look to the crude form of hand coloring used by the postcard’s publisher, E.C. McIntire of Gloucester. … Continue reading

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Gloucester 250th Anniversary Memorial Arch, 1892

For the celebration of its 250th anniversary in 1892, Gloucester erected this memorial arch adjacent to the former town hall, now the American Legion building, on Washington St. The original plan called for two such arches, one on Dale Avenue … Continue reading

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