Author Archives: Robert Ambrogi

A Foggy Day At Loblolly, Rockport, Mass., c. 1920

Thacher Island and its Twin Lights are dimly visible through the fog in this postcard. The view over Loblolly Cove is from somewhere above Eden Road near where it intersects with Penzance Road. On several older maps of the area, … Continue reading

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Sunset, Rockport, Mass. circa 1904

Here is a classic view of the sun setting over Rockport harbor, as seen from the Headlands. This postcard was postmarked on Aug. 19, 1912, but the picture has to be earlier than that because of what it shows. Note … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cape Hedge Inn and Pebble Stone Beach, Rockport, Mass. c. 1939

On the site where formerly stood this inn, the town of Rockport is now building a park. This should be welcome news to Rockporters and visitors alike, because the views from here are spectacular. The building was originally constructed around … Continue reading

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Marmion Way, Rockport, Mass., c. 1911

Note the misspelling of Marmion Way as Marmian Way in this postcard’s caption. Even so, this is a wonderful old view, made better by the three children posing in the middle of the road. All of the houses you see … Continue reading

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11 Broadway Ave., Rockport, Mass., c. 1911

This is a real-photo postcard showing a house with a woman and her dog standing at the gate. The house is not identified anywhere on the postcard. However, I have identified it as the house that still stands at 11 … Continue reading

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At Paradise Cliff, Rockport, Mass., c. 1910

This real-photo postcard shows the view from Paradise Cliff along Eden Road in Rockport. In the distance is Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses, while a schooner passes between the island and the shore. As I explained in an earlier … Continue reading

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