Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ye Pine Grove Cottage, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1910

The cottage shown in this real-photo postcard was located on Point de Chene Avenue in Pigeon Cove. I do not know its full history but I do know that for several years, including 1915, it was the summer home of … Continue reading

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Update on The Hamlin House in Pigeon Cove

Last February, I posted a real-photo postcard of a house at 163 Granite Street in Pigeon Cove identified as The Hamlin House. Recently, the owner of what are now two condominiums in the house sent me more historical details. Her … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Good Harbor Beach, 1890

This photograph shows Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, circa 1890. The twin lighthouses of Thacher Island are dimly visible in the background, between Salt Island to the right and Brier Neck to the left. Note the barns where the footbridge … Continue reading

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Back Beach Near ‘The Orchard,’ Rockport, Mass., circa 1934

This picture of Back Beach and its now-gone willow trees appears to have been taken at the same time as another picture I previously posted of the same scene. Not only were both cards published by the Rockport Photo Bureau, … Continue reading

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Real Photo Postcard of Whale’s Jaw, Dogtown, circa 1910

This postcard identifies Whale’s Jaw as located in Gloucester, Mass., but several maps I’ve seen place it within Rockport. Whichever, there is no debating that Whale’s Jaw is one of the most prominent landmarks of Dogtown, an area of about … Continue reading

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Outward Bound, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

Here is a sloop setting sail from Rockport Harbor around 1908. The postcard is postmarked Jul 20, 1908. It was published by The Rotograph Co., New York City, and printed in Germany. To the left you see the breakwater that … Continue reading

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