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The Orchard Restaurant and Tea Room, Rockport, Mass., c. 1934

The Orchard Restaurant and Tea Room stood at 48 Beach St., across from Back Beach, in a building that is now a private residence. The sign above the entrance says, “The Orchard, Lobster & Chicken Dinners, Luncheons.” Below that hangs … 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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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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Pigeon Cove and Tool Company from Pigeon Hill, c. 1912

This summer has brought the demolition of the iconic tool company smokestack in Pigeon Cove. In this view of Pigeon Cove taken from atop Pigeon Hill, the smokestack is clearly visible. Of course, the dozen or so cows you see … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Parade, Pigeon Cove, circa 1912

I meant to post this on Memorial Day, but better late than never. This is a postcard from the Rockport Photo Bureau showing the Memorial Day parade through the center of Pigeon Cove. Children are running ahead of uniformed men … Continue reading

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The Shore Path to Marmion Way, Rockport, circa 1925

This is a view of the shore path that runs from Old Garden Beach to Marmion Way. The sign there now calls is Old Garden Path. As you can see from the two photos below, both of the houses that … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

This postcard, with its beautiful view of Straitsmouth Island and lighthouse, is unique. I have over 100 postcards that were published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. Yet this is the first I’ve seen that used colorization. The colors are subtle … Continue reading

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