Monthly Archives: March 2011

Long Beach, Cape Ann, Mass., 1905

Here is a beautiful, colorized 1905 view of Long Beach, looking much the same as it does today, except for the Victorian-era attire on the people strolling along the beach. One other difference is that the concrete retaining wall that … Continue reading

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The Tidal Wave that Struck Rockport in 1906

Amid today’s horrible news from Japan, I was reminded of a news item I came across recently. On May 17, 1906, a seven-foot tidal wave struck Rockport, carrying out six fishing boats with it as it receded. The boats were … 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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Congregational Church, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

This church, known locally as “The Old Sloop,” has stood at its present location since 1805, although not always as a Congregational church and not as it presently appears. Its location was the site of the first schoolhouse in Sandy … Continue reading

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I’ve Added a Page of Thumbnail Images

In order to make it easier for you to find older posts, I’ve added a page of thumbnail images. It shows each postcard I’ve posted so far. I will try to keep it up to date as I add new … Continue reading

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An Update on Leander Haskins and the Old Hospital

In an earlier post here, I published a postcard showing the Leander M. Haskins Hospital, atop what is now known as Hospital Hill, in 1907. I wrote a little bit there about the man for whom the hospital was named, … Continue reading

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The Old Castle, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1930

Believed to have been built in 1712, the house they call the Old Castle still stands on Castle Lane, at the intersection of Curtis and Granite streets. The house went through several owners over the years, until Henry L. Story … Continue reading

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