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Sailors Resting on the Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

Sailors line the north side of T-Wharf as a small number of curious onlookers watch them. Behind them, a two-masted schooner is docked at the wharf, but I doubt the schooner had any relation to these sailors. More likely, the … Continue reading

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Rockport Then and Now — Motif No. 1

Here is another “then and now” image created by my son, Ben Ambrogi, by fusing a scene from an old postcard with the same scene as it looks today. For another “then and now” image, see Rockport Then and Now … Continue reading

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The Wharf (T-Wharf), Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

In this postcard, the wooden structure you see on T-Wharf is the coal pocket where coal was once stored there. Just to the right of the wharf, a shuttle boat is approaching with a uniformed sailor standing in the bow, … Continue reading

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The Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

This postcard shows Rockport harbor, with its two fishing shacks — the closest the famous Motif No. 1 — and the breakwater in the background. This is a colorized version of a black-and-white card I posted previously. Both are from … Continue reading

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Surf at Headlands, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here is a beautiful postcard showing the view from The Headlands — the granite dome on the southeast side of the mouth of Rockport harbor — looking northwest across Sandy Bay towards Pigeon Cove. This postcard was printed by The … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Rockport Harbor, 1905

Here is a 1905 view of Rockport harbor, shot from the steeple of the Congregational Church. Click on the image for an enlarged view. I believe this is from the Detroit Publishing Company, many of whose images were reproduced as … 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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Outward Bound, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Here is a sloop setting sail from Rockport Harbor around 1908. The postcard is postmarked Jul 20, 1908. It was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City, and printed in Germany. To the left you see the breakwater that … 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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Found on the Web: View of Rockport Harbor, 1882

I have so far generally restricted this blog to postcards from my own collection. However, in the course of surfing the Web for research, I often come across historical images of Rockport posted elsewhere. Rather than keep these finds to … Continue reading

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