The Straitsmouth Inn stood on the tip of Gap Head, also known as Straitsmouth Point, from 1906 to 1958, when it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve. I’ve posted other views of the exterior of the inn, but this is the first postcard I’ve found that shows the inn’s interior.
The postcard shows the inn’s granite fireplace, made of popplestones in a style I’ve seen in other Rockport houses. A clock and several vases decorate the mantel. The vases on the table to the right and the pedestal to the left hold rhododendron, no doubt fresh picked.
This postcard has no information on the reverse that would identify its publisher or its date. The style of it printing and the markings on its backside suggest a date of around 1925.