Straitsmouth Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925


This postcard, with its beautiful view of Straitsmouth Island and lighthouse, is unique. I have over 100 postcards that were published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. Yet this is the first I’ve seen that used colorization. The colors are subtle and it is difficult to say whether they’ve faded or were always that way. But the effect is striking. It is also the first postcard from this publisher that I’ve seen with no top border, perhaps a result of the color printing.

The postcard has no date or postmark. By comparing the lettering and markings on the back to other postcards from Rockport Photo Bureau, I estimate this to be from around 1925.

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