Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two Views of 11 Long Branch Ave., 1909 and 1913

Here are two real-photo postcards, both showing the cottage that still stands at 11 Long Branch Avenue in Pigeon Cove. The second card identifies the cottage by the name Sans Souci. According to an online realty site, the house was originally … Continue reading

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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, in Living Color, 1905

Here is a colorized version of a card I previously posted in black and white, showing the life saving station at Gap Cove in Rockport. Both cards are from The Rotograph Company in New York and bear a 1905 copyright … Continue reading

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The Recchia Home, 6 Summer St., Rockport, 1906

Everyone in Rockport knows the iconic statue of a baby riding a frog that stands adjacent to the Rockport Art Association on Main Street. The sculptor and portrait artist who created that piece, Richard H. Recchia, and his wife, the … Continue reading

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