Dock Square, Rockport, Mass., c. 1928


A shoe repair sign is prominent on the right side of this circa 1928 view of Dock Square in Rockport. It is difficult to make out here, but on the road out to Bearskin Neck, near the center of the image, is a banner strung between two light poles displaying the word “Lobsters.”

There is a pole with a sign in the center of the square where today there is an island. In this view from just a couple years later, that pole appears to be gone. In this much earlier view, there was a large tree at that point, just as there is today.

Compare this picture to these two other postcards showing Dock Square:

This postcard was published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. It is not dated. Judging by the appearance of the reverse side and by the cars visible in the picture, I estimate it to be from around 1928.

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