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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