Tag Archives: Virginia Cleaves Little

Old Garden Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1945

This view of Old Garden Beach was published by Virginia Cleaves Little. She took over the Rockport Photo Bureau after her father, Charles Cleaves, died in 1937. She was active publishing her own images until at least 1946. This linen … Continue reading

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Three ‘Fishermen’ of Cape Ann at the Old Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1942

Note that the fishing shack you see here is not the famed Motif No. 1. Rather, it is the very similar shack that stood on the wharf now known as Tuna Wharf. You can see the two wharves with the … Continue reading

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Gill Netters at Motif No. 1, Rockport, Mass., 1945

Compare this scene of Motif No. 1 with this one, both photographed by Virginia Cleaves Little. One of these boats has the same name as one in the other picture, the “Joe D’Ambrosio, Boston.” I cannot make out the names … Continue reading

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The Old Lane Down Pigeon Hill, Pigeon Cove, c. 1925

What goes up must come down. Yesterday’s post featured the old lane up Pigeon Hill. Here is the same lane, looking down the hill. If you look carefully, you can see the ocean and, to the right, the Rockport coast. … Continue reading

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High Tide at Motif No. 1, Rockport, Mass., circa 1942

I am estimating this picture to be from the early 1940s, which makes it one of the most recent of any of the postcards I’ve posted here so far. The picture is by Virginia Cleaves Little, who, as I noted … Continue reading

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Winter Scene Near the ‘Old Castle,’ Pigeon Cove, circa 1930

With a nod to this week’s snow and cold, here is a snowy scene from the past. It shows people riding a horse-drawn sled near The Old Castle, near the intersection of Curtis Street and Granite Street. The Old Castle, … Continue reading

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The Town Turned Upside Town, Rockport, Mass., circa 1945

This is one of my favorite images of Rockport. The photograph is by Virginia Cleaves Little. Although the postcard is not dated, I am guessing it was shot between 1940 and 1945, based on other photographs by her. Worth noting … Continue reading

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