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Main Street, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

This view shows Main Street in Rockport around 1907. The card was postmarked in Gloucester on July 23, 1907. It is a divided-back postcard, a type of postcard that was first produced in 1907. To the right is a screen … Continue reading

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Main Street, Rockport, Mass., Looking West, c. 1912

Horse-drawn wagons and carriages mix with motorized automobiles in this old view of Main Street in Rockport. The photographer, Charles Cleaves, would have been standing at the corner of School and Main streets. Behind him would have been the post … 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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Vintage Rockport Featured in Film About Shalin Liu

We are proud to report that a Vintage Rockport postcard is featured in a new video about the construction of the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. The video, created by videographer Elissa Mintz for the website US Building Digest, … Continue reading

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The Granite Shore Hotel, Rockport, Mass., circa 1907

The building that once housed the Granite Shore Hotel still stands at the corner of Main and School Streets in downtown Rockport. I read that part of this building was originally the home of the Rev. Ebenezer Cleaveland, who arrived here … Continue reading

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Main Street Rockport in Living Color, circa 1911

I’ve previously posted the black-and-white version of this postcard, but this colorized version is much nicer. Besides adding color, this version removed the utility poles and wires that lined both sides of the street and you can only barely make … Continue reading

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Main St., Showing Poole’s Drugs, Rockport, Mass., c. 1914

This postcard was published by J. Sidney Poole and shows Poole’s Pharmacy, the drugstore he operated at the corner of Main and Beach streets. I believe he lived upstairs from the pharmacy. Poole was a descendant of John Pool, who … Continue reading

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Sandy Bay Club House, Rockport, Mass., circa 1913

What you see in the picture is the building that currently houses the Rockport Art Association at 12 Main St. Built in 1787 and known as the Old Tavern, the building was originally a sea captain’s house. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Main Street, East from Post Office, Rockport, Mass., c. 1915

Compare this view of Main Street — which I estimate to be 1915 — with this one from 1911 and this one from 1920, all from more or less the same angle. Also compare it with this one from 1906 … Continue reading

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Main Street, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

The quality of this picture is poor but the view of Main Street around 1906 is interesting. It’s too dark to be positive but I am pretty sure there is a trolley on the track, in the center of the … Continue reading

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