Tag Archives: E.C. McIntire

Two Views of Rockport’s Award Winning Motif No. 1 Float, 1933

Tomorrow is Motif No. 1 Day, Rockport’s annual celebration of its iconic fishing shack. In conjunction with that, Leslie D. Bartlett will premiere his film tonight, The Fish Shack Float that Charmed Chicago, the story of Rockport’s first-prize-winning entry in … Continue reading

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Main Street, Pigeon Cove, Showing Tool Factory, c. 1915

This old view of a sleepy Main Street in Pigeon Cove shows the now-abandoned Cape Ann Tool Company to the right and the trolley tracks that once circled Cape Ann to the left. A sign on the third utility pole … Continue reading

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Fishing Boats, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The coloring of this postcard makes it look more like a modern painting than a 100-year-old postcard. One source I found attributed this look to the crude form of hand coloring used by the postcard’s publisher, E.C. McIntire of Gloucester. … Continue reading

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Gloucester 250th Anniversary Memorial Arch, 1892

For the celebration of its 250th anniversary in 1892, Gloucester erected this memorial arch adjacent to the former town hall, now the American Legion building, on Washington St. The original plan called for two such arches, one on Dale Avenue … Continue reading

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The Twin Lights, Thatchers Island, Rockport, Mass., c. 1910

Here is a view of the Twin Lights on Thacher Island, taken from the Rockport shoreline. The postcard is postmarked 1911, so the picture is likely to be at least a year older, if not even more. The postcard was … Continue reading

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An Elevated View of Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here is an interesting view of Rockport. The perspective appears to be from Pleasant Street or thereabouts. Postmarked July 19, 1910, the card was published by E.C. McIntire, Gloucester, and printed in Germany. The card has a rather sad note … Continue reading

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The Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., 1908

In a post yesterday, I mentioned the Straitsmouth Inn, which stood on Gap Head from 1906 until it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve in 1958. Built and operated by Ella S. Wilkinson, the inn could¬†accommodate¬†100 guests. Postmarked … Continue reading

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