Tag Archives: Rockport Photo Bureau

The Shore Path to Marmion Way, Rockport, circa 1925

This is a view of the shore path that runs from Old Garden Beach to Marmion Way. The sign there now calls is Old Garden Path. As you can see from the two photos below, both of the houses that … Continue reading

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Straitsmouth Point, Rockport, Mass., circa 1925

This postcard, with its beautiful view of Straitsmouth Island and lighthouse, is unique. I have over 100 postcards that were published by the Rockport Photo Bureau. Yet this is the first I’ve seen that used colorization. The colors are subtle … Continue reading

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Shoveling Snow on Pasture Road, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1905

This real-photo postcard has not survived in good shape; it is spotted and some of the detail is lost. It is another of the postcards graciously loaned to me by Merry Seppala of Pigeon Cove, who is a relative of … Continue reading

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Thacher’s Island, Loblolly and Haskell’s Camp, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

This view of Thacher Island and Loblolly Cove was probably looking out from somewhere in the vicinity of the old Turk’s Head Inn. As the caption says, it also shows Haskell’s Camp, although it is hard to make out here. … Continue reading

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Oak Knoll, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1918

[Update 1/2/13: Thanks to a comment below, I’ve identified the present-day location of the former Oak Knoll. See my updated post with photos of the home as it appears today.] Oak Knoll was a boarding house for summer guests in … Continue reading

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The Northern Lighthouse on Thatcher’s Island, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

Built in 1861, this is one of the twin lighthouses that stand on Thacher Island off the Rockport coast. Today, the north tower shown here is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and maintained by the town of … Continue reading

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Back Beach Near ‘The Orchard,’ Rockport, Mass., circa 1934

This picture of Back Beach and its now-gone willow trees appears to have been taken at the same time as another picture I previously posted of the same scene. Not only were both cards published by the Rockport Photo Bureau, … Continue reading

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Speedwell Engine No. 2, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1915

Here is another postcard from the collection of Rockport’s Merry Seppala. The caption on it says, “Auto combination hose and chemical wagon built by members of the Speedwell Engine Company, Pigeon Cove, Mass.” The card was published by Rockport Photo … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Defenders ‘Weetamoe’ and ‘Vanitie’ off Straitsmouth, 1932

In 1930, for the first time in America’s Cup competition, a universal rule was adopted for the design of eligible yachts, the J class. These J Class yachts had a waterline length of between 75 to 87 feet. Only 10 … Continue reading

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Motif No. 1, Off for the Battleship, Rockport, Mass., circa 1934

On this Memorial Day, here is a view of sailors departing from T-Wharf to return to their ship. I’ve posted other views of sailors arriving and departing — such as this from around 1907 and this also from 1907 — … Continue reading

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