Winter Scene on Granite St., Pigeon Cove, circa 1905


This is a real-photo postcard showing Granite Street in Pigeon Cove. At the center of the photograph are the two granite pillars that mark the beginning of Pasture Road. The two pillars, which remain there today, are each inscribed with the letter “C” to denote the entrance to what was once the Cleaves’ farm.

It is possible that this photograph is by Charles Cleaves, the photographer who founded the Rockport Photo Bureau.  This photograph comes from the collection of Rockport native Merry Seppala. It is not dated. The back of the postcard is undivided, which suggests it was printed prior to 1907, the year divided-back postcards came into use.

Note the trolley tracks running along Granite Street. As I’ve noted before, the trolley began service through Rockport on July 4, 1896, and operated until June 19, 1920.

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