Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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Launching the Lifeboat, Rockport, Mass., circa 1914

Here is a unique postcard showing the lifesaving crew launching the lifeboat, presumably to help a vessel in distress. I have to assume that the launching is taking place at the U.S. Life Saving Station at Gap Head. The postcard … Continue reading

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Dock Square, The Old Pool House and Entrance to Bearskin Neck, circa 1930

The postmark on this card says 1932 but everything else about it says the Roaring Twenties, from the cars to the flapper-style dresses on the women. The card was published by the Rockport Photo Bureau and printed by The Albertype … Continue reading

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