Tag Archives: The Headlands

Two U.S. Navy Sailors in Rockport, 1907

This is a real-photo postcard of two U.S. Navy sailors visiting Rockport in 1907. The card is signed by Arthur F. Duggan, who identifies himself as the sailor on the right. He indicates that he is from the battleship U.S.S. … 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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The Bay and Shore from Marmion Way, Rockport, 1905

This 1905 view of Marmion Way is looking towards Old Garden Beach and The Headlands. The two houses in the far distance, slightly to the right of the picture’s center, are on The Headlands. You can see a much closer … Continue reading

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The Harbor, The Headlands and Straitsmouth Point, c. 1920

In the nearly 90-plus years since this picture was taken, little has changed. Different boats were moored there then, there is no light on the end of the jetty, and close inspection would no doubt reveal changes in the houses … Continue reading

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Harbor Looking East, Rockport, Mass., 1907

This postcard shows the eastern side of Rockport harbor, looking out towards the Headlands, with Atlantic Avenue to the right. Note the fishermen’s shacks and the paucity of homes along Atlantic Avenue. The card was published by The Rotograph Co. and … Continue reading

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Old Garden Beach & the Headlands, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

This postcard, published by The Rotograph Company in New York City, has no date or postmark. According to a website devoted to the history of The Rotograph Company, it actively produced postcards only from 1904 to 1908. The postcard has … Continue reading

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