Monthly Archives: April 2013

For Earth Day: Toad Hall Bookstore, 1973

In honor of Earth Day today, we present this February 1973 photograph of Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport, another photo from the series of Rockport photographs taken for the U.S. government by Deborah Parks. Ever since its founding in 1972, Toad … Continue reading

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Dock Square, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

This postcard was postmarked in Rockport on July 31, 1909. The sender writes that the day before had been “96 degrees in the shade.” I cannot make out the gold letters on the black sign above the store behind the … Continue reading

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Inside Poole’s Rexall Drugstore, 1973

Can you identify the people in these photographs? They are from a series of Rockport photographs taken for the U.S. government by Deborah Parks, a Rockport resident at the time of her death in 2010 and the wife of Winfield … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Co. Steamer Wilhelmina Loading Stone, c. 1912

The caption says that this is the Steamer Wilhelmina and that it is taking on granite bound for Key West, Florida. The steamer is tied up along what today is known as Granite Pier. The small building in the center … Continue reading

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Rockport Country Club, Rockport, Mass., circa 1928

Someone has just teed off in this 1920s-era view of a foursome at the Rockport Country Club. Note the old-style golf slacks that end just below the knee. Also note the young man sitting by the tee. Could he be … Continue reading

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