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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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Found on the Web: Visitors to Straitsmouth Light, 1913

From the archives of Harvard University comes this 1914 view of Straitsmouth Light on Straitsmouth Island off the coast off Rockport. The women in the picture are from the Radcliffe College class of 1914. No explanation is provided as to … Continue reading

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A Tennis Court View of Straitsmouth Island, circa 1919

I have to assume that this tennis court, with its clear and proximate view of Straitsmouth Island, was part of the old Straitsmouth Inn, out on Gap Head Road, off Marmion Way. But then I went down there and tried … Continue reading

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View of Straitsmouth Island, Rockport, Mass., circa 1914

In this unusual view, Straitsmouth Island and its lighthouse stand off in the distance, with a ship about to pass them by. If anyone has any idea of from where this was taken, I’d love to hear it. The perspective … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Island and Lighthouse, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Note theĀ misspellingĀ of Straitsmouth as “Straithmouth” on this 1905 postcard from the Rotograph Co. of New York City. That aside, this is a beautiful and serene view of the island and lighthouse. Compare this view of the lighthouse with this 1895 … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Island & Lighthouse, Rockport, Mass., circa 1909

This view of Straitsmouth Island and the Straitsmouth Lighthouse bears a postmark of Jan. 6, 1910. The postcard was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City. Compare this view of Straitsmouth Island with this one and this one.

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Old Cape Ann Sloop Sailing Through the Gap, circa 1925

This postcard shows a “Cape Ann sloop” sailing through the gap between Straitsmouth Island and Gap Head. The Straitsmouth Island lighthouse is visible in the background. The postcard was published by Rockport Photo Bureau and printed by The Albertype Co., … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Light, Rockport, Mass., circa 1895

This postcard comes with a bit of mystery. It appears to have been published around 1910 (and is postmarked 1915) and purports to show the Straitsmouth Light. The reverse side of the card describes the light as situated “on the … Continue reading

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