Tomorrow, July 11, I will be presenting, “The Postcards of Charles Cleaves: Images of Rockport from 1907-1937,” a presentation highlighting some of the hundreds of Rockport postcards published by Charles Cleaves and his Rockport Photo Bureau, whose pictures capture a remarkable record of Rockport a century ago.
I will share a selection of Cleaves’ postcards, ranging from simple street scenes to majestic vistas. The free program is sponsored by the Sandy Bay Historical Society and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Public Library.
I found your story while searching for the family of Mr. Cleaves. I have a photo of him, taken by Emily Stokes in Boston, Mass. In the photo he is a young man, dressed in a military uniform. My Dad had purchased this years ago and wanted to find Mr. Cleaves family and return it to them.