Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shoveling Snow on Pasture Road, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1905

This real-photo postcard has not survived in good shape; it is spotted and some of the detail is lost. It is another of the postcards graciously loaned to me by Merry Seppala of Pigeon Cove, who is a relative of … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Visitors to Straitsmouth Light, 1913

From the archives of Harvard University comes this 1914 view of Straitsmouth Light on Straitsmouth Island off the coast off Rockport. The women in the picture are from the Radcliffe College class of 1914. No explanation is provided as to … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1912

Here is a real-photo postcard view of the Straitsmouth Inn, which stood on the tip of Gap head from 1906 until it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve in 1958. For another view of the inn, see this … Continue reading

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Carnegie Public Library, Rockport, Mass., c. 1914

On Nov. 11, 1903, the town of Rockport accepted a $10,000 grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a public library. The Carnegie Library opened to the public on Feb. 3, 1906, standing at a prime location just across from … Continue reading

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Winter View from Pigeon Cove over Sandy Bay, c. 1925

This is another real-photo postcard provided to me by Pigeon Cove resident Merry Seppala. The photograph is believed to be from Charles Cleaves. It looks out over Sandy Bay from the top of Pasture Road, where Cleaves lived. There is … Continue reading

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Kids Playing in Snow on Granite Street, c. 1928

This is a real-photo postcard, most likely taken by Charles Cleaves. It is another of several images proved to me from the collection of Pigeon Cove resident Merry Seppala. The location is Granite Street in Pigeon Cove and the date … Continue reading

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Images of Rockport after the Blizzard of ’78

Rockport was hit hard by the Blizzard of ’78, destroying homes, boats and our famous Motif No. 1. (Click any image for larger view.)

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