The Willow Walk, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

This one has me stumped. The title is “The Willow Walk.” I know that Gloucester and Rockport had many fine willow groves, most notably the Annisquam Willows. But I can find no reference to anything in Rockport with the formal name, The Willow Walk. As a guess, I would say this is Pigeon Hill. If any reader has more information, please share it.

Compare this picture to this one by Charles Cleaves. Both show people strolling down a hill and have somewhat similar vantage points, except that there is no sign of Landmark Lane in this view.

As for the date, I am guess-timating about this also. The postcard does not identify a publisher or a date and there is no postmark. However, I have several cards with identical printing on the reverse, all from roughly around 1910.

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2 Responses to The Willow Walk, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

  1. Susannah says:

    This looked like Halibut Point to me, and then, as I looked at it more, I thought, it just COULD be Pigeon Hill; I’m wondering if the photographer was taking the picture from the perspective of the Village Improvement Society field. ???

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