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Livery, Boarding & Sale Stable, Rockport, Mass., circa 1885

Before they became popular as souvenirs, postcards were used for advertising. This beautifully illustrated card advertises John L. Dickinson’s stable at 40 Main Street, Rockport. The address is right across from where Main St. and Beach St. intersect. A house … Continue reading

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Memorial Hall, Rockport, Mass., 1911

I have seen this building referred to as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and then later as Veterans Memorial Hall. From what I can gather, it was in active use as a veterans’ hall from at least … Continue reading

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Main St. Looking East, Rockport, Mass., 1911

Postmarked in 1911, surely no one could have imagined then that, 100 years later, the building at the center would become the site for the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Note the horses and buggies, the trolley tracks, and the women’s … Continue reading

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Main Street, Post Office, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

The postcard is undated. Judging from the cars, it appears to be around 1920. Poole’s Pharmacy is to the left and the Post Office to the right. Trolley tracks run down the right side of the street.

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