Monthly Archives: June 2011

Front Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

This view of Front Beach in Rockport is undated. It has an undivided back, which indicates it was published prior to 1907, when the U.S. Postal Service first allowed divided back cards. The building to the left with the tower … Continue reading

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The Manning House, Rockport, Mass., circa 1943

A post earlier this week talked about William N. Manning, the Rockport resident who once manufactured melodeons — a kind of organ — in a factory in Millbrook Meadow. In this postcard, you see the house where Manning lived. It … Continue reading

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Long Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1935

This postcard shows Long Cove and Motif No. 1. It has a Rockport postmark dated June 20, 1936. The postcard was published by Rockport Photo Bureau and printed by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Charles Cleaves, the man who founded … Continue reading

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Manning’s Patent Organ Melodeons, Rockport, circa 1875

Walk through Millbrook Meadow today and it is hard to believe this quiet, bucolic place was once the location of a large, steam-powered factory. Built in 1871, the factory originally housed the American Hide Seat Company. In 1874, the factory … Continue reading

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