Tag Archives: The Rotograph Co.

The Fleet in Harbor, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here is another view of the warships of the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Squadron at anchor in Rockport Harbor. For other views and to read more about the annual visits of these ships, see my other posts tagged “warships.” The … Continue reading

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Fleet and Breakwater from Hill, Rockport, c. 1907

The caption of this card, “Fleet & Breakwater from Hill, Rockport, Mass.,” is barely legible, printed in white in the lower left corner. I have another version of this card with the same photo and from the same publisher, but … Continue reading

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Long Beach, Cape Ann, Mass., 1905

Here is a beautiful, colorized 1905 view of Long Beach, looking much the same as it does today, except for the Victorian-era attire on the people strolling along the beach. One other difference is that the concrete retaining wall that … Continue reading

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Panorama of Inner Harbor and Town, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

This is a folded, double-wide postcard with a panoramic view of the town and harbor of Rockport. It was published no later than 1905 by The Rotograph Co. of New York. The company also sold just the left side of … Continue reading

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Motif No. 1 and Harbor, Rockport, Mass., 1905

Here, once again, is a picture of Rockport’s famous Motif No. 1 well before anyone ever gave it that name. This card is dated 1905, was published by the Rotograph Co., New York City, and was printed in Germany.

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The Witch House, Pigeon Cove, Mass., 1906

Lots of postcards feature the old Witch House, but only one includes the cow. The story goes that the house was built in 1692 by two brothers from Salem to protect their mother, who was suspected of being a witch. … Continue reading

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Harbor Looking East, Rockport, Mass., 1907

This postcard shows the eastern side of Rockport harbor, looking out towards the Headlands, with Atlantic Avenue to the right. Note the fishermen’s shacks and the paucity of homes along Atlantic Avenue. The card was published by The Rotograph Co. and … Continue reading

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