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Rockport from the North, circa 1909

Here you see a view of Rockport from above Beach Street looking south. In the foreground is Back Beach. Towards the middle of the image is Front Beach. Farther on is the town of Rockport, where you can see the … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here is another postcard published by J. Sidney Poole. As I’ve noted before, Poole was a pharmacist in Rockport at the turn of the century. His pharmacy was located at the corner of Main and Beach streets. For other postcards … Continue reading

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Granite Shore Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1900

Until 1898 in the U.S., only the U.S. government could produce what we think of today as postcards. Private companies could buy these government-issued “Postal Cards” with one side blank, print their own advertising on them, and mail them for … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Here is a beautiful view of Front Beach in Rockport published by the Rotograph Co. in 1905. Except for the absence of the gazebo that now stands on the rocks in the upper left of the picture, this scene is … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., 1906

Compare this 1906 view of Front Beach with this one from 1905 and this one from 1935. It is interesting that the 1905 card shows the beach almost deserted, with the tide out, whereas this one shows a crowded beach … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1935

Apart from the styles of the bathing suits, this Front Beach scene from around 1935 looks pretty much the same today. What changes there have been are mostly architectural. The mansard-roofed building in the center background has been replaced by … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

This view of Front Beach in Rockport is undated. It has an undivided back, which indicates it was published prior to 1907, when the U.S. Postal Service first allowed divided back cards. The building to the left with the tower … Continue reading

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