The Wharf, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905


This postcard shows Rockport harbor, with its two fishing shacks — the closest the famous Motif No. 1 — and the breakwater in the background.

This is a colorized version of a black-and-white card I posted previously. Both are from the same publisher and have the same image number. However, if you look carefully, you will see some “additions” to the photo above, such as the two men in the dory in the center of the image.

The publisher of this postcard, The Rotograph Co. of New York City, was in business only from 1904 to 1911. This postcard has a divided back, which indicates that it was printed after 1907, the year the U.S. postal service first allowed divided-back postcards. The image itself is from 1905, according to the black-and-white version of the card.

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